Embryo production via in vitro fertilization (IVF)
IVF is used to produce embryos in vitro. This technique, in addition to routine production of embryos for cryopreservation or rehabilitation, can also be used to expand or rescue lines when subfertile males interfere with natural reproduction.
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in vitro fertilization (IVF)
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is becoming increasingly important for various aspects of transgenic mouse production, breeding and cryopreservation. Embryo production via IVF is essential for both sanitation, cryopreservation and transgenic mouse production.
Because IVF is much more efficient for producing mouse embryos than in vivo production, transgenic technologies produce most of the mouse embryos needed via IVF and can save significant amounts of experimental animals.