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Article title: Essential shared and species-specific features of mammalian oocyte maturation-associated transcriptome changes impacting oocyte physiology

Authors: Peter Z. Schall and Keith E. Latham

From the authors: "The finding that such differences exist in maternal mRNA regulation during oocyte maturation indicates that there are likely multiple strategies for the generation of high-quality oocytes employed in different mammalian species or even different strains. This discovery sets the stage for many interesting future studies to understand why such divergent strategies exist and what exogenous factors and forces have driven the emergence of such diversity amongst mammals."