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The Journal of Reproduction and Development (JRD) is an international, peer-reviewed Open Access publication, and the official journal of the Society for Reproduction and Development. In six issues per year, JRD publishes basic studies of reproductive biology in vertebrates, including gametogenesis, early embryonic development, placenta development, implantation, reproductive endocrine function and reproductive organ development. JRD also welcomes applied and clinical studies that contribute to the control of reproduction in wild, domestic and laboratory animals, and to the development of new technology to address issues in the field of reproduction. Human clinical case reports are not published by the journal.

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In vitro growth (IVG) culture systems provide a controlled environment for immature and developmentally incompetent oocytes to mature and acquire developmental competence in vitro. However, the reported culture periods have been longer than the follicular development in vivo. To address this, Chelenga et al. developed an 8-day IVG culture system closely resembling the in vivo follicular development period. Notably, this system yielded developmentally competent bovine oocytes when cultured in a gas-permeable culture device. In addition, the combination of the 8-day IVG culture with pre-IVM culture for IVG oocytes significantly enhanced their maturational and developmental competences (Chelenga et al. Pre-maturational culture promotes the developmental competence of bovine oocytes derived from an 8-day in vitro growth culture system, pp. 214–217). The oocyte-cumulus-granulosa complex at Days 0, 4, and 8 of IVG culture (upper left, upper right, and bottom left, respectively) and the matured IVG oocyte after pre-IVM followed by IVM cultures (bottom right) were shown on the cover page.

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