The aim of this research was to estimate the variability between buffalo as oocyte donors. In Experiment 1, reproductive variables were retrospectively analyzed in buffalo (n=40) that underwent repeated ovum pick up (OPU), over 16 puncture sessions (PS). The follicular recruitment among individuals and the relationship between follicular population and oocyte production were evaluated. In Experiment 2, eight buffalo underwent OPU for 28 PS and the oocytes were processed separately to correlate follicular and oocyte population at the first PS to blastocyst (BL) production. In Experiment 1, the average number of total follicles (TFL), small follicles (SFL), cumulus-oocyte complexes (COC) and Grade A+B COC recorded in each 4-PS period had great repeatability (r=0.52, 0.54, 0.60 and 0.57, respectively). The average number of Grade A+B COC recovered during the subsequent 15 PS was positively correlated with the first PS number of TFL (r=0.60; P<0.001), SFL (r=0.68; P<0.001), COC (r=0.48; P<0.01) and Grade A+B COC (r=0.40; P<0.05). In Experiment 2, a large variability among animals was observed in blastocyst yields. When animals were grouped according to the BL yield, the greatest BL yield group had a greater (P<0.05) number of TFL (8.3 ± 0.9 compared with 5.6 ± 0.7) and SFL (7.3 ± 0.3 compared with 3.8 ± 0.7) at the first PS than the lesser BL yield group. The average number of BL produced over the subsequent sessions was correlated with the number of TFL (r=0.80; P<0.05) and COC (r=0.76; P<0.05) observed at the first PS. These results demonstrated a donor influence on the oocyte and BL production, suggesting a preliminary screening to select the donors with greater potential.

Influence of oocyte donor on in vitro embryo production in buffalo / Gasparrini, Bianca; Neglia, Gianluca; DI PALO, Rossella; Vecchio, Domenico; G., Albero; Esposito, Luigi; Campanile, Giuseppe; Zicarelli, Luigi. - In: ANIMAL REPRODUCTION SCIENCE. - ISSN 0378-4320. - 144:3-4(2014), pp. 95-101. [10.1016/j.anireprosci.2013.11.010]

Influence of oocyte donor on in vitro embryo production in buffalo

GASPARRINI, BIANCA;NEGLIA, GIANLUCA;DI PALO, ROSSELLA;VECCHIO, DOMENICO;ESPOSITO, LUIGI;CAMPANILE, GIUSEPPE;ZICARELLI, LUIGI
2014

Abstract

The aim of this research was to estimate the variability between buffalo as oocyte donors. In Experiment 1, reproductive variables were retrospectively analyzed in buffalo (n=40) that underwent repeated ovum pick up (OPU), over 16 puncture sessions (PS). The follicular recruitment among individuals and the relationship between follicular population and oocyte production were evaluated. In Experiment 2, eight buffalo underwent OPU for 28 PS and the oocytes were processed separately to correlate follicular and oocyte population at the first PS to blastocyst (BL) production. In Experiment 1, the average number of total follicles (TFL), small follicles (SFL), cumulus-oocyte complexes (COC) and Grade A+B COC recorded in each 4-PS period had great repeatability (r=0.52, 0.54, 0.60 and 0.57, respectively). The average number of Grade A+B COC recovered during the subsequent 15 PS was positively correlated with the first PS number of TFL (r=0.60; P<0.001), SFL (r=0.68; P<0.001), COC (r=0.48; P<0.01) and Grade A+B COC (r=0.40; P<0.05). In Experiment 2, a large variability among animals was observed in blastocyst yields. When animals were grouped according to the BL yield, the greatest BL yield group had a greater (P<0.05) number of TFL (8.3 ± 0.9 compared with 5.6 ± 0.7) and SFL (7.3 ± 0.3 compared with 3.8 ± 0.7) at the first PS than the lesser BL yield group. The average number of BL produced over the subsequent sessions was correlated with the number of TFL (r=0.80; P<0.05) and COC (r=0.76; P<0.05) observed at the first PS. These results demonstrated a donor influence on the oocyte and BL production, suggesting a preliminary screening to select the donors with greater potential.
2014
Influence of oocyte donor on in vitro embryo production in buffalo / Gasparrini, Bianca; Neglia, Gianluca; DI PALO, Rossella; Vecchio, Domenico; G., Albero; Esposito, Luigi; Campanile, Giuseppe; Zicarelli, Luigi. - In: ANIMAL REPRODUCTION SCIENCE. - ISSN 0378-4320. - 144:3-4(2014), pp. 95-101. [10.1016/j.anireprosci.2013.11.010]
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