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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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NANOS3 is an evolutionarily conserved gene expressed in primordial germ cells, and it is important for germ cell development. Germ cell deletion through NANOS3 knockout has been reported in several mammalian species, although its function in pigs remains unclear. Kogasaka et al. investigated the germline effects of NANOS3 knockout in pigs (Kogasaka et al. Generation of germ cell-deficient pigs by NANOS3 knockout. p. 361–368). Transfer of gene-edited embryos using multiple gRNAs with the Cas9 protein efficiently produced NANOS3-knockout pigs. Histological analysis revealed the lack of germ cells in the testes and ovaries of all NANOS3-knockout pigs. These results demonstrated that NANOS3 is crucial for germ cell production in pigs.

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  • Impact factor 2.215 (July 2022)
  • Most cited article published in 2018-2019
      Mancozeb impairs the ultrastructure of mouse granulosa cells in a dose-dependent manner. Palmerini MG et al., vol 64, 75-82 (2018).
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      The Use of Pedometry for Estrus Detection in Dairy Cows in Israel. Galon, N. Vol. 56, S48-S52 (2010)
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  • JRD Outstanding Paper Award in 2021 Congratulations!
    • Reestablishment of transzonal projections and growth of bovine oocytes in vitro. Fushii et al., vol. 67(5): 300–306 (2021).
    • Oocyte-specific gene knockdown by intronic artificial microRNAs driven by Zp3 transcription in mice. Sasaki et al., vol. 67(3): 229–234 (2021).
    • Maintenance of mouse trophoblast stem cells in KSR-based medium allows conventional 3D culture. Sun et al., 67(3): 197–205 (2021).
    • Differentially methylated CpG sites related to fertility in Japanese Black bull spermatozoa: epigenetic biomarker candidates to predict sire conception rate. Takeda et al., 67(2): 99–107 (2021).
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