Artificial insemination in marsupials

Rodger, John C., Paris, Damien B.B.P., Czarny, Natasha A., Harris, Merrilee S., Molinia, Frank C., Taggart, David A., Allen, Camryn D. and Johnston, Stephen D. (2009). Artificial insemination in marsupials. In: Victor M. Shille and L. F. Archibald, Theriogenology. 35th Annual Conference of the International Embryo Transfer Society : Post-conference Satellite Symposium: "Implementation of Artificial Insemination in CANDES”, San Diego, California, USA, (176-189). 7 January 2009. doi:10.1016/j.theriogenology.2008.09.006

Author Rodger, John C.
Paris, Damien B.B.P.
Czarny, Natasha A.
Harris, Merrilee S.
Molinia, Frank C.
Taggart, David A.
Allen, Camryn D.
Johnston, Stephen D.
Title of paper Artificial insemination in marsupials
Conference name 35th Annual Conference of the International Embryo Transfer Society : Post-conference Satellite Symposium: "Implementation of Artificial Insemination in CANDES”
Conference location San Diego, California, USA
Conference dates 7 January 2009
Proceedings title Theriogenology   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Theriogenology   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication New York, N.Y., United States
Publisher Elsevier
Publication Year 2009
Year available 2008
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2008.09.006
ISSN 0093-691X
Editor Victor M. Shille
L. F. Archibald
Volume 71
Issue 1
Start page 176
End page 189
Total pages 14
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Assisted breeding technology (ART), including artificial insemination (AI), has the potential to advance the conservation and welfare of marsupials. Many of the challenges facing AI and ART for marsupials are shared with other wild species. However, the marsupial mode of reproduction and development also poses unique challenges and opportunities. For the vast majority of marsupials, there is a dearth of knowledge regarding basic reproductive biology to guide an AI strategy. For threatened or endangered species, only the most basic reproductive information is available in most cases, if at all. Artificial insemination has been used to produce viable young in two marsupial species, the koala and tammar wallaby. However, in these species the timing of ovulation can be predicted with considerably more confidence than in any other marsupial. In a limited number of other marsupials, such precise timing of ovulation has only been achieved using hormonal treatment leading to conception but not live young. A unique marsupial ART strategy which has been shown to have promise is cross-fostering; the transfer of pouch young of a threatened species to the pouches of foster mothers of a common related species as a means to increase productivity. For the foreseeable future, except for a few highly iconic or well studied species, there is unlikely to be sufficient reproductive information on which to base AI. However, if more generic approaches can be developed; such as ICSI (to generate embryos) and female synchronization (to provide oocyte donors or embryo recipients), then the prospects for broader application of AI/ART to marsupials are promising.
Subjects C1
969999 Environment not elsewhere classified
060803 Animal Developmental and Reproductive Biology
Keyword Marsupial
Assisted reproduction
Artificial insemination
Estrous synchronization
Cross fostering
Pouch young
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Additional Notes Available online 23 October 2008. In Print, Theriogenology Volume 71, Issue 1, 1 January 2009

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