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Table 4 Percentage of viable primordial follicles in ovarian tissue obtained from ten carnivore species

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

Species Day 0 Day 7
     Fresh Cryo
   %PF40 CFN %PF40 CFN %PF40 CFN
African lion (Panthera leo) 51% (240)a 183 39% (120)b 130 51% (80) 208
Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) 39% (160) 110 46% (120)a 72 23% (120)b 91
Black-footed cat (Felis nigripes) - - - - 55% (40) 122
domestic cat (Felis silvestris catus) 57% (360)a 519 35% (208)b 121 32% (120) 207
Geoffroy’s cat (Leopardus geoffroyi) 31% (120) 99 28% (40)a 64 48% (80)b 170
Northern Chinese leopard (Panthera pardus japonensis) 49% (120)a 288 28% (80)b 133 21% (80) 114
Oncilla (Leopardus tigrinus) 43% (200) 100 - - 44% (80) 93
Rusty-spotted cat (Prionailurus rubiginosus) 54% (200) 412 - - 41% (80) 182
Serval (Leptailurus serval) 49% (80) 169 48% (40) 137 48% (80) 111
Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae) 41% (200) 193 40% (80) 169 45% (120) 155
  1. a, b - different subscript indicate for significant differences.
  2. %PF40 (n measured follicles) and CFN was determined at day 0 and after seven days culture of fresh and frozen-thawed ovarian pieces.