In Vitro Culture of Rhesus Macaque (Macaca mulatta) Embryos

Cathy Ramsey, Carol Hanna

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    Production of nonhuman primate (NHP) embryos in vitro begins with recovery of gametes. Females undergo a controlled ovary stimulation to produce multiple preovulatory follicles from which oocytes may be recovered. Mature ova are subjected to in vitro fertilization (IVF) and presumptive zygotes are cultured to the intended stage of development. Essential to this practice is the culture medium unique to each step in the process. Here we describe medium preparation, oocyte recovery, in vitro fertilization, and in vitro culture (IVC) of embryos in the rhesus macaque model.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationMethods in Molecular Biology
    PublisherHumana Press Inc.
    Number of pages13
    StatePublished - 2019

    Publication series

    NameMethods in Molecular Biology
    ISSN (Print)1064-3745
    ISSN (Electronic)1940-6029


    • Controlled ovarian stimulation
    • Embryo culture
    • Fertilization
    • Nonhuman primate
    • Rhesus macaque

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Molecular Biology
    • Genetics


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