Follicle selection in monovular species

O J Ginther, M A Beg, D R Bergfelt, F X Donadeu, K Kot

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Follicle deviation is proposed to be the eminent event in follicle selection in monovular species. At deviation, the largest follicle establishes dominance apparently before the second-largest follicle can reach a similar diameter. In cattle, based on diameters of the two follicles at the beginning of deviation, the mechanism becomes established in
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)638-47
Number of pages10
JournalBiology of Reproduction
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2001


  • Animals
  • Estradiol
  • Female
  • Follicle Stimulating Hormone
  • Luteinizing Hormone
  • Ovarian Follicle
  • Ovulation
  • Somatomedins
  • Time Factors


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