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Open Access Triplet Pregnancy in a Cynomolgus Monkey (Macaca fascicularis) after Double Embryo Transfer

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At our research center, cynomolgus monkeys (Macaca fascicularis) are bred by mating or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and embryo transfer. We typically transfer 2 embryos, because the pregnancy rate is better than that for single embryo transfer. In the case we present here, 2 embryos that had been frozen and thawed after ICSI were transplanted into a recipient female macaque, and a multiple pregnancy (3 fetuses) was confirmed. All 3 fetuses were miscarried between days 81 and 85 of pregnancy. One fetus, which was wrapped in the amnion, was expelled along with its own placenta and one other. Because the other placenta had 2 umbilical arteries, 2 fetuses may have shared it. Therefore, we believe this pregnancy was a case of triplets, including a set of twins from an embryo that divided after transfer.

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Affiliations: 1: Research Center for Animal Life Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Shiga, Japan 2: Research Center for Animal Life Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Shiga, Japan; Tsukuba Primate Research Center, National Institute of Biomedical Innovation, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan 3: Research Center for Animal Life Science, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Shiga, Japan. [email protected]

Publication date: 2012-02-01

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