Asian Journal of Andrology

INVITED REVIEW
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 421--426

Germline-competent stem cell in avian species and its application


Jae Yong Han1, Hyung Chul Lee1, Tae Sub Park2 
1 Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Research Institute of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul-151 921, Korea
2 Graduate School of International Agricultural Technology and Institute of Green Bio Science and Technology, Seoul National University, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do 232-916, Korea

Correspondence Address:
Jae Yong Han
Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Research Institute of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul-151 921
Korea

Germ cells are the only cell type in the body that can transfer genetic information to the next generation. Germline-competent stem cells can self-renew and contribute to the germ cell lineage giving rise to pluripotent stem cells under specific conditions. Hence far, studies on germline-competent stem cells have contributed to the generation of avian model systems and the conservation of avian genetic resources. In this review, we focus on previous studies on germline-competent stem cells from avian species, mainly chicken germline-competent stem cells, which have been well established and characterized. We discuss different sources of germline-competent stem cells and recent advances for the future applications in birds.


How to cite this article:
Han JY, Lee HC, Park TS. Germline-competent stem cell in avian species and its application.Asian J Androl 2015;17:421-426


How to cite this URL:
Han JY, Lee HC, Park TS. Germline-competent stem cell in avian species and its application. Asian J Androl [serial online] 2015 [cited 2021 Sep 25 ];17:421-426
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