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David Wildt

Center Head / Center for Species Survival

Research Focus

He leads a group of scientists, fellows, students, technicians and volunteers who study the reproductive biology of animals, from fish to elephants.

Most Recent Publications

Howard, J. G., Lynch, C., Santymire, R. M., Marinari, P. E. and Wildt, David E. Recovery of gene diversity using long-term cryopreserved spermatozoa and artificial insemination in the endangered black-footed ferret, Animal Conservation, . 2015.

Koester, Diana C., Freeman, Elizabeth W., Brown, Janine L., Wildt, David E., Terrell, Kimberly A., Franklin, Ashley D. and Crosier, Adrienne E. Motile Sperm Output by Male Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) Managed Ex Situ Is Influenced by Public Exposure and Number of Care-Givers, PloS One, 10 (9) . 2015.

Lee, Pei-Chih, Wildt, David E. and Comizzoli, Pierre. Nucleolar Translocation of Histone Deacetylase 2 Is Involved in Regulation of Transcriptional Silencing in the Cat Germinal Vesicle, Biology of reproduction, . 2015.

Nagashima, Jennifer, Wildt, David E., Travis, Alexander J. and Songsasen, Nucharin. Follicular size and stage and gonadotropin concentration affect alginate-encapsulated in vitro growth and survival of pre- and early antral dog follicles, Reproduction, Fertility and Development, . 2015.

Nájera, Fernando, Brown, Janine L., Wildt, David E., Virolle, Laurie, Kongprom, Urarikha, Revuelta, Luis and Goodrowe-Beck, Karen. Body mass dynamics in hand reared clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa) cubs from birth to weaning, Zoo biology, 34 (3) 239-243. 2015.

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