Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences
The purpose of this study was to investigate the survival rate of high-quality embryos (n: 101) derived in vivo from Saanen goats (n: 15) in culture following their vitrified freezing and thawing during the breeding season. The in vitro postthaw survival rates of 101 vitrified embryos at 24, 48, and 72 h were 59.4%, 33.6%, and 25.7%, respectively. According to the developmental stage of the embryos, the survival rates were 51.3%, 20.5%, and 15.4% in the morula, and 64.5%, 41.9%, and 32.3% in the blastocyst, respectively. The survival rates of the blastocysts and morulae at 48 and 72 h were significantly different (P < 0.05). While the survival rates of the embryos of Grade 1 quality at 24, 48, and 72 h were 78.6%, 46.4%, and 32.1%, Grade 2 quality survival rates were 35.5%, 17.8%, and 17.8%, respectively. The survival rates of Grades 1 and 2 embryos at 24 h (P < 0.001) and 48 h (P < 0.05) were significantly different. As a result, it was concluded that the embryos to be frozen should be selected according to their development stage and quality, and preferably should be of Grade 1 quality in the blastocyst stage for the cryopreservation of in vivo-derived goat embryos by vitrification.
Embryo, goat, in vitro culture, vitrification
KÖSE, AYŞE MERVE and TEKELİ, TEVFİK
"In vitro culture of in vivo Saanen goat embryos by vitrification,"
Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences: Vol. 40:
5, Article 12.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/veterinary/vol40/iss5/12