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Journal of Embryo Transfer 2009; 24(4): 249-251

Published online December 31, 2009

Copyright © The Korean Society of Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology.

Polar Body: Indicator of Oocyte's Maturation, Have Any Function on Oocyte?

Dibyendu, Biswas, Hyun, Sang-Hwan

Laboratory of Veterinary Embryology and Biotechnology College of Veterinary Medicine, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju 361-763, Chungbuk, South Korea

Abstract

Polar body was usually used as a determinant of oocyte's maturation. Polar body morphology could reflect the embryo quality and implantation competence. This review only focuses on morphology of the first polar body and embryo developmental rate in the presence or absence of polar body. However, it is very difficult to describe whether polar body has any effects on embryo development in vitro or in vivo. Further intensive research is needed to determine its function on embryo development.

Keywords: first polar body, oocyte, maturation, SCNT, parthenogenesis

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Journal of Embryo Transfer 2009; 24(4): 249-251

Published online December 31, 2009

Copyright © The Korean Society of Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology.

Polar Body: Indicator of Oocyte's Maturation, Have Any Function on Oocyte?

Dibyendu, Biswas, Hyun, Sang-Hwan

Laboratory of Veterinary Embryology and Biotechnology College of Veterinary Medicine, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju 361-763, Chungbuk, South Korea

Abstract

Polar body was usually used as a determinant of oocyte's maturation. Polar body morphology could reflect the embryo quality and implantation competence. This review only focuses on morphology of the first polar body and embryo developmental rate in the presence or absence of polar body. However, it is very difficult to describe whether polar body has any effects on embryo development in vitro or in vivo. Further intensive research is needed to determine its function on embryo development.

Keywords: first polar body, oocyte, maturation, SCNT, parthenogenesis