Regulation of oocyte growth in the mouse ovary.

T. Krarup, T. Pedersen, M. Faber

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    Abstract

    MICE are born with a finite number of oocytes which develop in foetal life from primordial oogonia and their direct mitotic progeny. After birth no new oocytes are formed, and the total number of oocytes decreases with advancing age. During the first 2 weeks of life this decrease is due to degeneration of small oocytes while later it is almost solely due to degeneration of developing oocytes or to ovulation
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalNature
    Volume224
    Issue number5215
    Pages (from-to)187-188
    ISSN0028-0836
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1969

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