Impact of antioxidants, oxidative stress on gametogenesis, embryogenesis, and fertility in livestock production

Authors

  • Thandolwethu Nyathi Lupane State University, Vice Chancellor's Department, P.O Box 170 Lupane, Zimbabwe

Keywords:

Antioxidants, Oxidants, Gametogenesis, Fertility, Livestock

Abstract

Gametogenesis is a fundamental aspect in sexual reproduction. Successful gametogenesis transcends to high fertility in any breeding herd when all other production factors are held optimum. The interaction amongst gametogenesis, embryogenesis, antioxidants and oxidative stress should be considered a key component of livestock fertility which has the potential to improve efficiency. This discussion looks at the influence of antioxidants and oxidative stress on gametogenesis, embryogenesis and livestock fertility in broad. Any disorders during gametogenesis and embryogenesis result in reduced fertility in livestock. Infertility is one of the major bottlenecks hampering livestock production. Livestock fertility is a multi-factorial trait as its decline is attributed to physiological, genetic, and environmental as well as husbandry factors. Furthermore, the discussion will spell out how antioxidants can be exploited as a remedy to tackle negative effects of reactive oxygen species in in vivo.

Published

2018-09-19

How to Cite

Thandolwethu Nyathi. (2018). Impact of antioxidants, oxidative stress on gametogenesis, embryogenesis, and fertility in livestock production. Scientific Journal of Animal Science, 7(9), 533-538. Retrieved from https://www.sjournals.com/index.php/sjas/article/view/149

Issue

Section

Review Article