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bp0017cpr8 | (1) | CPR2005

Genetic variation in sperm production

Ford J.J. , McCoard S.A. , Wise T.H. , Lunstrau T.H. , Rohrer G.A.

In boars, the primary determinant of daily sperm production is the number of Sertoli cells, which establishes testicular weight. The only breed comparison of foetal testicular development in boars contrasted two diverse breeds, White composite (WC, Landrace-Yorkshire) with Meishan, a Chinese breed that undergoes pubertal development at a young age and has small testicular size. During the prenatal period, the pattern of change in testicular development is similar in thes...