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Follicular Growth in Maturational Stages
Semi-log bar graph of follicle diameter versus follicular stage, Note the significant growth of the human Graafian follicle compared to other mammalian species.
Asterisk indicates values from previously published data for reference, and therefore do not include error bars. Values are the mean ± standard error.
|Human Ovarian Follicle Classification|
|Class||Alternate nomenclature||Type||Number of Cells||Size (diameter µm)||Size ultrasound (mm)|
|primordial follicle||small||1, 2, 3||25||less than 50|
|26 - 100
101 - 300
|up to 200|
3001 - 500
501 - 1000
1000 - 6000
|less than 18|
|preovulatory follicle||Graafian||8||greater than 1000||greater than 6000||18 – 28|
|Links: ovary | oocyte | menstrual cycle|
Griffin J, Emery BR, Huang I, Peterson CM & Carrell DT. (2006). Comparative analysis of follicle morphology and oocyte diameter in four mammalian species (mouse, hamster, pig, and human). J. Exp. Clin. Assist. Reprod. , 3, 2. PMID: 16509981 DOI.
Previously published data reference:
© 2006 Griffin et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Griffin et al. Journal of Experimental & Clinical Assisted Reproduction 2006 3:2 doi:10.1186/1743-1050-3-2
Figure 3 Original graph altered in size and labelling.
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