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bp0010ised14 | (1) | ISED2019

Delayed implantation combined with precocious sexual maturation in female offspring: a story of the stoat

Amstislavsky S , Brusentsev E , Kizilova E

The objective of this study was to investigate the precocious sexual maturation in stoat females. We confirmed oestrus and successful mating in newborn stoats; and documented ovulation, preimplantation embryo development, embryonic diapause and implantation during first nine months of life. A total of 100 embryos at different stages of development were flushed from the oviducts and uterine horns obtained from female stoats (Mustela erminea) between day 26 and day 251 ...