Accardo, C., Dattena, M., Pilichi, S., Mara, L., Chessa, B. & Cappai, P. (2004). Effect of recombinant human FSH and LH on in vitro maturation of sheep oocytes; embryo development and viability. Anim. Reprod. Sci. 81, 77–86.
Dattena, M., Accardo, C., Pilichi, S., Isachenko, V., Mara, L., Chessa, B. & Cappai, P. (2004). Comparison of different vitrification protocols on viability after transfer of ovine blastocysts in vitro produced and in vivo derived. Theriogenology 62, 481–93.
Dattena, M., Mara, L., Bin, T A.A. & Cappai, P. (2007). Lambing rate using vitrified blastocysts is improved by culture with BSA and hyaluronan. Mol. Reprod. Dev. 74, 42–7.
Furnus, C.C., de Matos, D.G. & Martínez, A.G. (1998). Effect of hyaluronic acid on development of in vitro produced bovine embryos. Theriogenology 49, 1489–99.
Holm, P., Walker, S.K. & Seamark, R.F. (1996). Embryo viability, duration of gestation and birth weight in sheep after transfer of in vitro matured and in vitro fertilized zygotes cultured in vitro or in vivo. J. Reprod. Fertil. 107, 175–81.
Kano, K., Miyano, T. & Kato, S. (1998). Effects of glycosaminoglycans on the development of in vitro-matured and fertilized porcine oocytes to blastocysts stage in vitro. Biol. Reprod. 58, 1226–32.
Kazuhiro, K., Akira, O., Naomi, K., Masaki, I., Junko, N., Hiroyuki, K., Tomiji, A., & Takashi, Nagai. (2002). Successful piglet production after transfer of blastocysts produced by a modified in vitro system. Biol. Reprod. 66, 1033–41.
Kleeman, D.O., Walker, S.K. & Seamark, R.F. (1994). Enhanced foetal growth in sheep administered progesterone during the first three days of pregnancy. J. Reprod. Fertil. 102, 411–7.
Lane, M., Maybach, J.M., Hooper, K., Hasler, J.F. & Gardner, D.K. (2003). Cryo-survival and development of bovine blastocysts are enhanced by culture with recombinant albumin and hyaluronan. Mol. Reprod. Dev. 64, 70–8.
Lazzari, G., Wrenzycki, C., Herrmann, D., Duchi, R., Kruip, T., Niemann, H. & Galli, C. (2002). Cellular and molecular deviations in bovine in vitro-produced embryos are related to the large offspring syndrome. Biol. Reprod. 67, 767–75.
Mara, L., Mayorga, I.M., Sanna, D. & Dattena, M. (2009). In vitro culture system affects lambing and lamb birth weight of vitrified ovine embryos. 25th Annual Meeting A.E.T.E. – POZNAN, Poland, 11–12 September 2009, p. 222 (Abstract).
Niemann, H. & Wrenzycki, C. (2000). Alterations of expression of developmentally important genes in preimplantation bovine embryos by in vitro culture conditions: implications for subsequent development. Theriogenology 53, 21–34.
Niemann, H., Wrenzycki, C., Lucas-Hahn, A., Brambrink, T., Kues, W.A. & Carnwath, J.W. (2002). Gene expression patterns in bovine in vitro-produced and nuclear transfer-derived embryos and their implications for early development. Cloning Stem Cells 4, 29–38.
Ptak, G., Dattena, M., Loi, P., Tischner, M. & Cappai, P. (1999). Ovum pick-up in sheep: efficiency of in vitro embryo production, vitrification and birth of offspring. Theriogenology 52, 1105–14.
Sinclair, K.D., McEvoy, T.G., Carolan, C., Maxfield, E.K., Maltin, C.A., Young, L.E., Wilmut, I., Robinson, J.J. & Broadbent, P.J. (1998). Conceptus growth and development following in vitro culture of ovine embryos in media supplemented with bovine sera. Theriogenology 49, 218 (Abstract).
Sinclair, K.D., McEvoy, T.G., Maxfield, E.K., Maltin, C.A., Young, L.E., Wilmut, I., Broadbent, P.J. & Robinson, J.J. (1999). Aberrant fetal growth and development after in vitro culture of sheep zygotes. J. Reprod. Fertil. 116, 177–86.
Tervit, H.R., Whittingham, D.G. & Rowson, L.E.A. (1972). Successful culture in vitro of sheep and cattle ova. J. Reprod. Fertil. 30, 493–7.
Thompson, J.G., Gardner, D.K., Pugh, P.A., McMillan, W.H. & Tervit, H.R (1995). Lamb birth weight is affected by culture system utilized during in vitro pre-elongation development of ovine embryos. Biol. Reprod. 53, 1385–91.
van Wagtendonk-de Leeuw, A.M., Mullaart, E., de Roos, AP., Merton, J.S., den Daas, J.H., Kemp, B. & de Ruigh, L. (2000). Effects of different reproduction techniques: AI MOET or IVP, on health and welfare of bovine offspring. Theriogenology 53, 575–97.
Walker, S.K., Heard, T.M. & Seamark, R.E. (1992). In-vitro culture of sheep embryos without co-culture: successes and perspectives. Theriogenology 37, 111–26.
Walker, S.K., Hartwich, K.M. & Seamark, R.F. (1996). The production of unusually large offspring following embryo manipulation: concepts and challenges. Theriogenology 45, 111–20.
Willadsen, S.M., Janzen, R.E., McAlister, R.J., Shea, B.F., Hamilton, G. & McDermand, D. (1991). The viability of late morulae and blastocysts produced by nuclear transplantation in cattle. Theriogenology 35, 161–72.
Young, L.E., Sinclair, K.D. & Wilmut, I. (1998). Large offspring syndrome in cattle and sheep. Rev. Reprod. 3, 155–63.