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Table 2 Follicle distribution in pooled domestic cat ovarian cortex pieces over 14 days in vitro culture without supplementation (control)

From: Short-term culture of ovarian cortex pieces to assess the cryopreservation outcome in wild felids for genome conservation

A) Mean number (%)
Follicle group Day 0 (n = 6) Day 2 (n = 6) Day 7 (n = 6) Day 14 (n = 3)
all follicles 654 ± 427 419 ± 240 256 ± 322 164 ± 136
shrunken/truncated follicles 142 ± 95 (21,81%) 142 ± 97 (36,62%) 92 ± 88 (40,70%) 126 ± 110 (66,72%)
primordial follicles (%PF) 378 ± 268 (56,20%)a 185 ± 137 (41,45%)a,b 111 ± 153 (39,68%)a,b 26 ± 20 (24,46%)b
primary follicles 125 ± 63 (20,88%)a 71 ± 60 (16,50%)a,b 46 ± 88 (14,92%)a,b 9 ± 8 (8,23%)b
secondary follicles 8 ± 7 (1,11%)a,b 21 ± 11 (5,43%)a 7 ± 7 (4,69%)a,b 2 ± 3b (0,59%)b
%PF40 (measured follicles) 59,58% (240) 45,83% (240) 39,17% (210) 17,50% (88)
CFN 496 242 116 121
  1. a, b - different subscript indicate for significant differences.