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Veterinary Medicine International
Volume 2011, Article ID 670987, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.4061/2011/670987
Research Article

Ultrastructure of Sheep Primordial Follicles Cultured in the Presence of Indol Acetic Acid, EGF, and FSH

1Universidade Estadual de Londrina, DCV—CCA—UEL, 86051-990, Londrina, PR, Brazil
2University of Copenhagen, Groennegaardsvej 7, 1870 Frederiksberg C, Denmark
3Departamento de Reprodução Animal, Universidade Estadual de São Paulo, 18610-307 Botucatu, SP, Brazil
4Universidade Federal do Ceará, 60020-181 Sobral, CE, Brazil
5Medicina Veterinária, Universidade Estadual do Ceará, 60740-000 Fortaleza, CE, Brazil

Received 31 May 2010; Revised 6 September 2010; Accepted 5 November 2010

Academic Editor: Ali Honaramooz

Copyright © 2011 Evelyn Rabelo Andrade et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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