Genetic markers for stallion fertility - lessons from humans and mice

Leeb, Tosso; Sieme, H; Töpfer-Petersen, E (2005). Genetic markers for stallion fertility - lessons from humans and mice. Animal reproduction science, 89(1-4), pp. 21-29. Elsevier 10.1016/j.anireprosci.2005.06.021

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Our knowledge on the many aspects of mammalian reproduction in general and equine reproduction in particular has greatly increased during the last 15 years. Advances in the understanding of the physiology, cell biology, and biochemistry of reproduction have facilitated genetic analyses of fertility. Currently, there are more than 200 genes known that are involved in the production of fertile sperm cells. The completion of a number of mammalian genome projects will aid in the investigation of these genes in different species. Great progress has been made in the understanding of genetic aberrations that lead to male infertility. Additionally, the first genetic mechanisms are being discovered that contribute to the quantitative variation of fertility traits in fertile male animals. As artificial insemination (AI) represents a widespread technology in horse breeding, semen quality traits may eventually become an additional selection criterion for breeding stallions. Current research activities try to identify genetic markers that correlate to these semen quality traits. Here, we will review the current state of genetic research in male fertility and offer some perspectives for future research in horses.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH) > Institute of Genetics
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH)

UniBE Contributor:

Leeb, Tosso

Subjects:

500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology
500 Science > 590 Animals (Zoology)
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
600 Technology > 630 Agriculture

ISSN:

0378-4320

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Tosso Leeb

Date Deposited:

17 Aug 2015 15:27

Last Modified:

17 Aug 2015 20:50

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.anireprosci.2005.06.021

PubMed ID:

16054786

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.70794

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/70794

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