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bp0008rdr20 | Oocyte and Follicle | REDR2014

Formation of ovarian follicles in ruminants

Juengel Jennifer L , Smith Peter

Summary. The ovarian follicle is a key component for determining a female’s reproductive potential; however, the mechanisms regarding the factors that control formation of follicles are not well understood. Within a species, the number of follicles formed in the ovary can vary considerably among individuals. While we are beginning to better characterize the processes required for follicle formation, much still needs to be determined regarding the factors ...