Number of oocytes released during a natural ovulation

Range 8 to 12 oocytes
Organism Mouse Mus musculus
Reference Kim AM, Vogt S, O'Halloran TV, Woodruff TK. Zinc availability regulates exit from meiosis in maturing mammalian oocytes. Nat Chem Biol. 2010 Sep6(9):674-81. doi: 10.1038/nchembio.419 p.679 right column top paragraphPubMed ID20693991
Primary Source Nagy, A., Gertsenstein, M., Vintersten, K. & Behringer, R. (eds.). Manipulating the Mouse Embryo: A Laboratory Manual (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, USA, 2003).
Comments "The oocyte is a unique cell, one of the largest in the body, which also houses most of the components to support the early stages of development of an entirely new organism. It is also a rare cell in mammalian systems for example, in mice, only 8–12 oocytes are released during a natural ovulation (primary source)"
Entered by Uri M
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