Fertilization and Early Embryonic Development in the Porcine Fallopian Tube

K. P. Brüssow, J. Rátky, H. Rodriguez-Martinez

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Contents: Fertilization and early embryo development relies on a complex interplay between the Fallopian tube and the gametes before and after fertilization. Thereby the oviduct, as a dynamic reproductive organ, enables reception, transport and maturation of male and female gametes, their fusion, and supports early embryo development. This paper reviews current knowledge regarding physiological processes behind the transport of boar spermatozoa, their storage in and release from the functional sperm reservoir (SR), and of the interactions that newly ovulated oocytes play within the tube during their transport to the site of fertilization. Experimental evidence of an ovarian control on sperm release from the SR is highlighted. Furthermore, the impact of oviductal secretion on sperm capacitation, oocyte maturation, fertilization and early embryo development is stressed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-251
Number of pages7
JournalReproduction in Domestic Animals
Volume43
Issue numberSUPPL.2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2008

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Fallopian Tubes
fertilization (reproduction)
Fertilization
Embryonic Development
Spermatozoa
Swine
embryogenesis
swine
spermatozoa
Germ Cells
Oocytes
germ cells
oocytes
Sperm Capacitation
Physiological Phenomena
spermiation
sperm capacitation
Oviducts
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  • Biotechnology
  • Endocrinology
  • Medicine(all)

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Fertilization and Early Embryonic Development in the Porcine Fallopian Tube. / Brüssow, K. P.; Rátky, J.; Rodriguez-Martinez, H.

In: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Vol. 43, No. SUPPL.2, 07.2008, p. 245-251.

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Brüssow, K. P. ; Rátky, J. ; Rodriguez-Martinez, H. / Fertilization and Early Embryonic Development in the Porcine Fallopian Tube. In: Reproduction in Domestic Animals. 2008 ; Vol. 43, No. SUPPL.2. pp. 245-251.
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