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Localization of BMP15 and GDF9 in calf and cow follicles

BMP15 and GDF9 immunoreactivity (brown) found in oocyte and cumulus cells of calf (A, C) and cow (B, D) follicles.

scale bar is 100 μm.

  • Bmp15 is expressed exclusively in the oocyte soon after primordial follicle recruited.
  • GDF9 is the closest relative of Bmp15
Links: Oocyte Development | Granulosa cell | BMP


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© 2011 Hosoe et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

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Hosoe et al. Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2011 9:33 doi:10.1186/1477-7827-9-33

Cite this page: Hill, M.A. (2024, April 22) Embryology Bovine ovarian follicle BMP15 and GDF9.jpg. Retrieved from

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