Each biopsy sample was fixed as above and examined as an unstained and stained whole mount to compare the intensity of follicular atresia
found in both preparations.
Ovarian cycle of Crotaphytus collaris (Reptilia, Lacertilia, Iguanidae) from Arkansas with emphasis on corpora albicantia, follicular atresia
, and reproductive potential.
The fate of follicular atresia
due to surgical or other pathological disorders is not fully understood.
1998) and these changes might play an important role in follicle/oocyte development and may also be responsible for follicular atresia
Isolation and in vitro culture of preantral and early antral follicles aim to prevent follicular atresia
by rescuing the preantral and early antral follicles population from the ovaries and by culturing the follicles in vitro up to the maturation stage and embryo production.
During the development process of the bovine oocytes, Fas/FasL pathway induce apoptosis of ovarian granulosa cells by apoptosis signal,and then make the follicular atresia
garrulus that had initiated vitellogenesis (Table 2) would have deposited eggs or undergone follicular atresia
with the yolk being reabsorbed (see Moodley & van Wyk 2007).