Thesis subject

Evaluation of infertility in Witrik cattle

Homozygous Witrik cattle are usually infertile. This infertility in Witrik cattle could be due to problems with germ cell migration and/or degeneration of the germ cells after they have reached the testes or ovaries. White spotting variant mice (Wv) have a similar phenotype, so these mice are a good model to study causes of infertility in Witrik cattle.

Aim: Perform a literature study to find out the possible cause of infertily in Witrik cattle, including studies of infertile Wv mice.