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Maurice Boland

Director of Ucd-Teagasc Partnership

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Tel: +353 1 7162659
Email: maurice.boland@ucd.ie

Biography

2008-Present Principal, College of Life Sciences
2006-07 Head,School of Agriculture,Food Science & Veterinary Medicine
2004-05, Dean, Faculty of Agrifood and the Environment,
1994,Professor of Animal Husbandry,
1991 Associate Professor, Animal Science & Production Dept., Faculty of Agriculture
1986 Statutory Lecturer, Animal Science & Production Dept., Faculty of Agriculture
1983-1984 Visiting Scientist at CSIRO, Prospect, N.S.W.
1983 D Sc
1979 - 1980 Visiting Professor, University of California, Davis
1973 PhD

Publications

 

Book Chapters

Boland, M.P. & Lonergan, P.; (2003) 'Effect of nutrition on fertility in dairy cows' In: John Kennelly (eds). Advances in Dairy Technology - Building on 20 years of Leadership. [Details]
Boland, M.P.; (2003) 'Trace minerals in production and reproduction in dairy cows' In: John Kennelly (eds). Advances in Dairy Technology - Building on 20 years of Leadership. [Details]
Boland, M.P.; (2003) 'Efectos nutricionales en la reproduccion del ganado' In: Jorge Gil (eds). XXXI Jornadas Uruguayas de Buiatria. [Details]
Boland, M.P.; (2003) 'Efecto de los minerales traza en aspectos productivos en bovinos' In: Jorge Gil (eds). XXXI Jornadas Uruguayas de Buiatria. [Details]
Boland, M.P.; (2002) 'Multiple ovulation and embryo transfer' In: * (eds). Encycloepaedia of dairy science. [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Murphy, A.M., MacHugh, D.E., Park, S.D.E., Scraggs, E., Haley, C.S., Lynn, D.J., Boland, M.P. and Doherty, M.L.; (2007) 'Linkage mapping of the locus for inherited ovine arthrogryposis (IOA) to sheep Chromosome 5'. Mammalian Genome, 18 (1):43-52. [Details]
Canty, MJ; Boland, MP; Evans, ACO; Crowe, MA; ; (2006) 'Alterations in follicular IGFBP mRNA expression and follicular fluid IGFBP concentrations during the first follicle wave in beef heifers'. Animal Reproduction Science, 93 (3-4):199-217. Available Online [Details]
Corcoran, D; Fair, T; Park, S; Rizos, D; Patel, OV; Smith, GW; Coussens, PM; Ireland, JJ; Boland, MP; Evans, AC; Lonergan, P; ; (2006) 'Suppressed expression of genes involved in transcription and translation in in vitro compared with in vivo cultured bovine embryos'. Reproduction, 131 (4):651-660. [Details]
O'Connor, E; Cowan, C; Williams, G; O'Connell, J; Boland, MP; ; (2006) 'Irish consumer acceptance of a hypothetical second-generation GM yogurt product'. Food Quality and Preference, 17 (5):400-411. [Details]
Papadopoulos, S; Hanrahan, JP; Donovan, A; Duffy, P; Boland, MP; Lonergan, P; ; (2005) 'In vitro fertilization as a predictor of fertility from cervical insemination of sheep'. Theriogenology, 63 (1):150-159. [Details]
O'Connor, E; Cowan, C; Williams, G; O'Connell, J; Boland, M; ; (2005) 'Acceptance by Irish consumers of a hypothetical GM dairy spread that reduces cholesterol'. British Food Journal, 107 (6):361-380. [Details]
Fair, S; Hanrahan, JP; O'Meara, CM; Duffy, P; Rizos, D; Wade, M; Donovan, A; Boland, MP; Lonergan, P; Evans, ACO; ; (2005) 'Differences between Belclare and Suffolk ewes in fertilization rate, embryo quality and accessory sperm number after cervical or laparoscopic artificial insemination'. Theriogenology, 63 (7):1995-2005. [Details]
Hawken, PAR; Beard, AP; O'Meara, CM; Duffy, P; Quinn, KM; Crosby, TF; Boland, MP; Evans, ACO; ; (2005) 'The effects of ram exposure during progestagen oestrus synchronisation and time of ram introduction post progestagen withdrawal on fertility in ewes'. Theriogenology, 63 (3):860-871. [Details]
O'Meara, CM; Hanrahan, JP; Donovan, A; Fair, S; Rizos, D; Wade, M; Boland, MP; Evans, ACO; Lonergan, P; ; (2005) 'Relationship between in vitro fertilisation of ewe oocytes and the fertility of ewes following cervical artificial insemination with frozen-thawed ram semen'. Theriogenology, 64 (8):1797-1808. [Details]
Rizos, D; Burke, L; Duffy, P; Wade, M; Mee, JF; O'Farrell, KJ; MacSiurtain, M; Boland, MP; Lonergan, P; ; (2005) 'Comparisons between nulliparous heifers and cows as oocyte donors for embryo production in vitro'. THERIOGENOLOGY, 63 (3):939-949. [DOI] [Details]
Fair, T., Murphy, M., Rizos, D., Martin, F., Boland, M.P., Evans, A. , Lonergan, P.; (2004) 'Search for the bovine homologue of the murine PED gene and its characterisation during bovine preimplantation development'. Reproduction, 70 :488-494. [Details]
Fair, T; Murphy, M; Rizos, D; Moss, C; Martin, F; Boland, MP; Lonergan, P; ; (2004) 'Analysis of differential maternal mRNA expression in developmentally competent and incompetent bovine two-cell embryos'. Molecular Reproduction and Development, 67 (2):136-144. [Details]
Cooker, DWI; Monahan, R; Brophy, PO; Boland, MP; ; (2004) 'Comparison of concentrates or concentrates plus forages in a total mixed ration or discrete ingredient format: effects on beef production parameters and on beef composition, colour, texture and fatty acid profile'. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research, 43 (2):201-216. [Details]
Rizos, D; Gutierrez-Adan, A; Moreira, P; O'Meara, C; Fair, T; Evans, ACO; Boland, MP; Lonergan, P; ; (2004) 'Species-related differences in blastocyst quality are associated with differences in relative mRNA transcription'. Molecular Reproduction and Development, 69 (4):381-386. [Details]
Lonergan, P; Pedersen, HG; Rizos, D; Greve, T; Thomsen, PD; Fair, T; Evans, A; Boland, MP; ; (2004) 'Effect of the post-fertilization culture environment on the incidence of chromosome aberrations in bovine blastocysts'. Biology of Reproduction, 71 (4):1096-1100. [Details]
Crowe, MA; Canty, MJ; Austin, EJ; Boland, MP; ; (2004) 'The effects of exogenous steroid treatment and dietary restriction on follicular fluid insulin-like growth factor binding protein-4 and pregnancy associated plasma protein-A'. Biology of Reproduction, -1 (NA):244-245. [Details]
Canty, MJ; Austin, EJ; Boland, MP; Crowe, MA; ; (2004) 'The effect of dietary restriction and exogenous steroid treatment on intrafollicular IGF-I, IGFBP, and expression of the type-I IGF receptor in bovine granulosa cells'. Biology of Reproduction, -1 (NA):244-244. [Details]
Donovan, A; Hanrahan, JP; Kummen, E; Duffy, P; Boland, MP; ; (2004) 'Fertility in the ewe following cervical insemination with fresh or frozen-thawed semen at a natural or synchronised oestrus'. Animal Reproduction Science, 84 (3-4):359-368. [Details]
Evans, ACO; Duffy, P; Crosby, TF; Hawken, PAR; Boland, MP; Beard, AP; ; (2004) 'Effect of ram exposure at the end of progestagen treatment on estrus synchronisation and fertility during the breeding season in ewes'. Animal Reproduction Science, 84 (3-4):349-358. [Details]
Gutierrez-Adan, A; Rizos, D; Fair, T; Moreira, PN; Pintado, B; De La Fuente, J; Boland, MP; Lonergan, P; ; (2004) 'Effect of speed of development on mRNA expression pattern in early bovine embryos cultured in vivo or in vitro'. Molecular Reproduction and Development, 68 (4):441-448. [Details]
Fair, T; Gutierrez-Adan, A; Murphy, M; Rizos, D; Martin, F; Boland, MP; Lonergan, P; ; (2004) 'Search for the bovine homolog of the murine Ped gene and characterization of its messenger RNA expression during bovine preimplantation development'. Biology of Reproduction, 70 (2):488-494. [DOI] [Details]
Duffy, P; Crowe, MA; Austin, EJ; Mihm, M; Boland, MP; Roche, JF; ; (2004) 'The effect of eCG or estradiol at or after norgestomet removal on follicular dynamics, estrus and ovulation in early post-partum beef cows nursing calves'. Theriogenology, 61 (4):725-734. [Details]
Fair, T., Murphy, M., Rizos, D., Martin, F., Boland, M.P., Lonergan, P.; (2004) 'Analysis of differential maternal mRNA expression in developmentally competent and incompetent bovine 2-cell embryos'. Molecular Reproduction and Development, 67 (2):136-144. [Details]
Lonergan, P., Rizos, D., Gutierrez0Adan, A., de la Fuenta, J., Boland, M.P.; (2003) 'Relative messenger RNA abundance in immature and mature bovine oocytes collected in vivo or in vitro'. Molecular Reproduction and Development, 66 (3):297-305. [Details]
Lonergan, P., Rizos, D., Gutierrez-Adan, A., Fair, T., Boland, M.P.; (2003) 'Effect of culture environment on embryo quality and gene expression - experience from animal studies'. 7 :97-103. [Details]
Lonergan, P; Rizos, D; Gutierrez-Adan, A; Moreira, PM; Pintado, B; de la Fuente, J; Boland, MP; ; (2003) 'Temporal divergence in the pattern of messenger RNA expression in bovine embryos cultured from the zygote to blastocyst stage in vitro or in vivo'. Biology of Reproduction, 69 (4):1424-1431. [Details]
Rizos, D; Gutierrez-Adan, A; Perez-Garnelo, S; de la Fuente, J; Boland, MP; Lonergan, P; ; (2003) 'Bovine embryo culture in the presence or absence of serum: Implications for blastocyst development, cryotolerance, and messenger RNA expression'. Biology of Reproduction, 68 (1):236-243. [Details]
Evans, ACO; O'Keeffe, P; Mihm, M; Roche, JF; Macmillan, KL; Boland, MP; ; (2003) 'Effect of oestradiol benzoate given after prostaglandin at two stages of follicle wave development on oestrus synchronisation, the LH surge and ovulation in heifers'. Animal Reproduction Science, 76 (1-2):13-23. [Details]
Lonergan, P; Rizos, D; Kanka, J; Nemcova, L; Mbaye, AM; Kingston, M; Wade, M; Duffy, P; Boland, MP; ; (2003) 'Temporal sensitivity of bovine embryos to culture environment after fertilization and the implications for blastocyst quality'. Reproduction, 126 (3):337-346. [Details]
Lozano, JM; Lonergan, P; Boland, MP; O'Callaghan, D; ; (2003) 'Influence of nutrition on the effectiveness of superovulation programmes in ewes: effect on oocyte quality and post-fertilization development'. Reproduction, 125 (4):543-553. [Details]
Ward, F; Rizos, D; Boland, MP; Lonergan, P; ; (2003) 'Effect of reducing sperm concentration during IVF on the ability to distinguish between bulls of high and low field fertility: work in progress'. Theriogenology, 59 (7):1575-1584. [Details]
Lonergan, P; Faerge, I; Hyttel, PM; Boland, M; Fair, T; ; (2003) 'Ultrastructural modifications in bovine oocytes maintained in meiotic arrest in vitro using roscovitine or butyrolactone'. Molecular Reproduction and Development, 64 (3):369-378. [Details]
Lonergan, P; Gutierrez-Adan, A; Rizos, D; Pintalo, B; De La Fuente, J; Boland, MP; ; (2003) 'Relative messenger RNA abundance in bovine oocytes collected in vitro or in vivo before and 20 hr after the preovulatory luteinizing hormone surge'. Molecular Reproduction and Development, 66 (3):297-305. [Details]
Lonergan, P; Rizos, D; Gutierrez-Adan, A; Fair, T; Boland, MP; ; (2003) 'Oocyte and embryo quality: Effect of origin, culture conditions and gene expression patterns'. Reproduction in Domestic Animals, 38 (4):259-267. [Details]
Lonergan, P., Rizos, D., Kanka, J., Kingston, M., Boland, M.P.; (2003) 'Temporal sensitivity of bovine embryos to post-fertilization culture environment and the implications for blastocyst quality'. Reproduction, 126 :337-346. [Details]
Lonergan, P., Faerge, I., Maddox Hyttel, P., Boland, M.P., Fair, T.; (2003) 'Ultrastructural modifications in bovine oocytes maintained in meiotic arrest in vitro using roscovitine or butryolactone'. Molecular Reproduction and Development, 64 :369-378. [Details]
Rizos, D., Gutierrez-Adan, A., Perez-Garnelo, S., dela Fuenta, J., Boland, M.P. & Lonergan, P.; (2003) 'Bovine embryo culture in the presence or absence of serum: implications for blastocyst development, cryotolerance and messenger RNA expression'. Biology of Reproduction, 68 :236-243. [Details]
Evans, A.C.O., Flynn, D., Duffy, P., Knight, P.G. Boland, M.P.; (2002) 'Effect of ovarian follicle ablation on FSH, oestradiol and inhibin A concentrations and growth of other follicles in sheep'. Reproduction, 123 :59-66. [Details]
Rizos, D., Lonergan, P., Fair, T., Ward, F.A., andBoland, M.P.; (2002) 'In vitro production of bovine embryos in different culture systems and their survival using the open pulled straw method'. Theriogenology, . [Details]
Kenny, DA; Boland, MP; Diskin, MG; Sreenan, JM; ; (2002) 'Effect of rumen degradable protein with or without fermentable carbohydrate supplementation on systemic concentrations of ammonia and urea in cattle'. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research, 41 (2):159-169. [Details]
Wright, C; Evans, ACO; Evans, NP; Duffy, P; Fox, J; Boland, MP; Roche, JF; Sweeney, T; ; (2002) 'Effect of maternal exposure to the environmental estrogen, octylphenol, during fetal and/or postnatal life on onset of puberty, endocrine status, and ovarian follicular dynamics in ewe lambs'. Biology of Reproduction, 67 (6):1734-1740. [Details]
Staines, A; Boland, M; Scallan, E; Fitzpatrick, P; Laffoy, M; Kelly, A; ; (2002) 'Injury mortality in young people: Urban-rural diferences'. Epidemiology, 13 (4):101-102. [Details]
Canty, MJ; Boland, MP; Crowe, MA; ; (2002) 'Insulin-like growth factor binding protein-2,-3, and-4 messenger ribonucleic acid expression in bovine ovarian follicles'. Biology of Reproduction, 66 (NA):127-128. [Details]
Kenny, DA; Boland, MP; Diskin, MG; Sreenan, JM; ; (2002) 'Effect of rumen degradable protein with or without fermentable carbohydrate supplementation on blood metabolites and embryo survival in cattle'. Animal Science, 74 (NA):529-537. [Details]
Ward, F; Enright, B; Rizos, D; Boland, M; Lonergan, P; ; (2002) 'Optimization of in vitro bovine embryo production: effect of duration of maturation, length of gamete co-incubation, sperm concentration and sire'. Theriogenology, 57 (8):2105-2117. [Details]
Rizos, D; Fair, T; Papadopoulos, S; Boland, MP; Lonergan, P; ; (2002) 'Developmental, qualitative, and ultrastructural differences between ovine and bovine embryos produced in vivo or in vitro'. Molecular Reproduction and Development, 62 (3):320-327. [DOI] [Details]
Fair, T; Hyttel, P; Motlik, J; Boland, M; Lonergan, P; ; (2002) 'Maintenance of meiotic arrest in bovine oocytes in vitro using butyrolactone I: Effects on oocyte ultrastructure and nucleolus function'. Molecular Reproduction and Development, 62 (3):375-386. [Details]
Evans, ACO; Flynn, JD; Duffy, P; Knight, PG; Boland, MP; ; (2002) 'Effects of ovarian follicle ablation on FSH, oestradiol and inhibin A concentrations and growth of other follicles in sheep'. Reproduction, 123 (1):59-66. [Details]
Rizos, D; Ward, F; Duffy, P; Boland, MP; Lonergan, P; ; (2002) 'Consequences of bovine oocyte maturation, fertilization or early embryo development in vitro versus in vivo: Implications for blastocyst yield and blastocyst quality'. Molecular Reproduction and Development, 61 (2):234-248. [Details]
Papadopoulos, S; Rizos, D; Duffy, P; Wade, M; Quinn, K; Boland, MP; Lonergan, P; ; (2002) 'Embryo survival and recipient pregnancy rates after transfer of fresh or vitrified, in vivo or in vitro produced ovine blastocysts'. Animal Reproduction Science, 74 (1-2):35-44. [Details]
Silke, V; Diskin, MG; Kenny, DA; Boland, MP; Dillon, P; Mee, JF; Sreenan, JM; ; (2002) 'Extent, pattern and factors associated with late embryonic loss in dairy cows'. Animal Reproduction Science, 71 (1-2):1-12. [Details]
Evans, A.C.O., Flynn, J.D., Duffy, P., Knight, P.G. & Boland, M.P; (2002) 'Effects of ovarian follicle ablation on FSH, oestradiol and inhibin A concentrations and growth of other follicles in sheep'. Reproduction, 123 :59-66. [Details]
Rizos, D., Ward, F., Duffy, P., Boland, M.P. and Lonergan, P.; (2002) 'Consequences of bovine oocyte maturation, fertilization or early embryo development in vitro versus in vivo : Implications for blastocyst yield and blaastocyst quality'. Molecular Reproduction and Development, 61 :234-248. [Details]
Ward, F., Rizos,D., Boland, MP. and Lonergan, P.; (2002) 'Sire effect on oocyte development parameters at different sperm concentrations and cryosurvival of day 7 blastocysts produced by different sires'. Theriogenology, . [Details]
Wright, C., Evans, A.C.O., Evans, N.P., Duffy, P., Fox, J., Boland, M.P., Roche, J.F. & Sweeney, T.; (2002) 'Effect of maternal exposure to the environmental oestrogen, octylphenol, during fetal and/or postnatal life on onset of puberty, endocrine status and ovarian follicular dynamics in ewe lambs'. Biology of Reproduction, 67 :1734-1740. [Details]
Crowe, M.A., Kelly, P., Driancourt, M.A., Boland, M.P. & Roche, J.F.; (2001) 'Effects of follicle-stimulating hormone with and without luteinizing hormone on serum hormone concentrations, follicle growth, and intrafollicular estradiol and aromatase activity in gonadotropin-releasing hormone-immunized heifers'. Biology of Reproduction, 64 :368-374. [Details]
Boland, M.P., Lonergan, P. & OCallaghan, D.; (2001) 'Effect of nutrition on endocrine parameters, ovarian physiology, and oocyte and embryo developmentv'. Theriogenology, 55 :1323-1340. [Details]
Rizos, D., Ward, F,. Boland, M.P. & Lonergan, P.; (2001) 'Effect of culture system on the yield and quality of bovine blastocysts as assessed by survival after vitrification'. Theriogenology, 56 :1-16. [Details]
Boland, M.P., Lonergan, P. & OCallaghan, D; (2001) 'Effect of nutrition on endocrine parameters, ovarian physiology and oocyte and embryo development'. Theriogenology, 55 :1323-1340. [Details]
Gutierrez-Adan, A; Lonergan, P; Rizos, D; Ward, FA; Boland, MP; Pintado, B; de la Fuente, J; ; (2001) 'Effect of the in vitro culture system on the kinetics of blastocyst development and sex ratio of bovine embryos'. Theriogenology, 55 (5):1117-1126. [Details]
Lozano, JM; Boland, MP; O'Callaghan, D; ; (2001) 'Effect of nutrition on embryo development in sheep'. Irish Veterinary Journal, 54 (3):103-103. [Details]
Snijders, SEM; Dillon, PG; O'Farrell, KJ; Diskin, M; Wylie, ARG; O'Callaghan, D; Rath, M; Boland, MP; ; (2001) 'Genetic merit for milk production and reproductive success in dairy cows'. Animal Reproduction Science, 65 (1-2):17-31. [Details]
Crowe, MA; Kelly, P; Driancourt, MA; Boland, MP; Roche, JF; ; (2001) 'Effects of follicle-stimulating hormone with and without luteinizing hormone on serum hormone concentrations, follicle growth, and intrafollicular estradiol and aromatase activity in gonadotropin-releasing hormone-immunized heifers'. Biology of Reproduction, 64 (1):368-374. [Details]
Papadopoulos, S; Lonergan, P; Gath, V; Quinn, KM; Evans, ACO; O'Callaghan, D; Boland, MP; ; (2001) 'Effect of diet quantity and urea supplementation on oocyte and embryo quality in sheep'. Theriogenology, 55 (5):1059-1069. [Details]
Papadopoulos, S., Lonergan, P., Gath, V., Quinn, K.M., Evans, A.C.O., OCallaghan, D. & Boland, M.P.; (2001) 'Effect of diet quantity and urea supplementation on oocyte and embryo quality in ewes'. Theriogenology, 55 :1059-1069. [Details]
Boland,M.P., Lonergan, P. & Sreenan, J.M.; (2001) 'The development of new embryo-based biotechnology procedures to aid reproductive function in cattle. In : Fertility in the High-Producing Dairy Cow'. British Society of Animal Science, . [Details]
Fair, T., Lonergan, P., Dinnyes, A., Cottell, D., Hyttel, P., Ward, F.A., Boland, M.P; (2001) 'Ultrastructure of bovine blastocysts following cryopreservation : effect of method of embryo production on blastocyst quality'. Molecular Reproduction and Development, 57 :186-195. [Details]
Snijders, S. E. M., Dillon, P. G. O'Farrell, K. J. , Diskin, M. , Wylie, A. R. G., O'Callaghan, D. Rath, ,M. & Boland, M. P.; (2001) 'Genetic merit for milk production and reproductive success in dairy cows'. Animal Reproduction, 65 :17-31. [Details]
Lonergan, P; Rizos, D; Ward, F; Boland, MP; ; (2001) 'Factors influencing oocyte and embryo quality in cattle'. Reproduction, Nutrition and Development, 41 (5):427-437. [Details]
Fair, T; Hyttel, P; Lonergan, P; Boland, MP; ; (2001) 'Immunolocalization of nucleolar proteins during bovine oocyte growth, meiotic maturation, and fertilization'. Biology of Reproduction, 64 (5):1516-1525. [Details]
Kenny, DA; Boland, MP; Diskin, MG; Sreenan, JM; ; (2001) 'Effect of pasture crude protein and fermentable energy supplementation on blood metabolite and progesterone concentrations and on embryo survival in heifers'. Animal Science, 73 (NA):501-511. [Details]
Evans, ACO; Flynn, JD; Quinn, KM; Duffy, P; Quinn, P; Madgwick, S; Crosby, TF; Boland, MP; Beard, AP; ; (2001) 'Ovulation of aged follicles does not affect embryo quality or fertility after a 14-day progestagen estrus synchronization protocol in ewes'. Theriogenology, 56 (5):923-936. [Details]
Ward, F; Rizos, D; Corridan, D; Quinn, K; Boland, M; Lonergan, P; ; (2001) 'Paternal influence on the time of first embryonic cleavage post insemination and the implications for subsequent bovine embryo development in vitro and fertility in vivo'. Molecular Reproduction and Development, 60 (1):47-55. [Details]
Crowe, MA; Enright, WJ; Boland, MP; Roche, JF; ; (2001) 'Follicular growth and serum follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) responses to recombinant bovine FSH in GnRH-immunized anoestrous heifers'. Animal Science, 73 (NA):115-122. [Details]
Rizos, D; Ward, F; Boland, MP; Lonergan, P; ; (2001) 'Effect of culture system on the yield and quality of bovine blastocysts as assessed by survival after vitrification'. Theriogenology, 56 (1):1-16. [Details]
Evans, ACO; Duffy, P; Quinn, KM; Knight, PG; Boland, MP; ; (2001) 'Follicular waves are associated with transient fluctuations in FSH but not oestradiol or inhibin-A concentrations in anoestrous ewes'. Animal Science, 72 (NA):547-554. [Details]
Fahey, J; Boland, MP; O'Callaghan, D; ; (2001) 'The effects of dietary urea on embryo development in superovulated donor ewes and on early embryo survival and development in recipient ewes'. Animal Science, 72 (NA):395-400. [Details]
Fair, T., Lonergan, P., Boland, M.P. & Hyttel, P; (2001) 'Immunolocalization of nucleolar proteins during growth, meiotic maturation and early fertilization in the bovine oocyte'. Biology of Reproduction, 64 :1516-1525. [Details]
Evans, A.C.O., Duffy, P., Quinn, K.M., Knight, P.G. & Boland, M.P.; (2001) 'Follicular waves are associated with transient fluctuations in FSH but not oestradiol or Inhibin-A concentrations in anoestrous ewes'. Animal Science, 72 :547-554. [Details]
Gutierrez-Adan, A., Lonergan, P., Rizos, D., Ward, F., Boland, M.P., Pintado, B., & de la Fuente, J.; (2001) 'Effect of the in vitro culture system on the kinetics of blastocyst development and sex ratio of bovine blastocysts'. Theriogenology, 55 :1117-1126. [Details]
Kenny, D.A., Boland, M.P., Diskin, M.G. & Sreenan, J.M; (2001) 'Effect of pasture crude protein and fermentable energy supplementation on blood metabolite and progesterone concentrations and on embryo survival in heifers'. Animal Science, 7 :501-511. [Details]
Wrenzycki, C., De Sousa, P., Overstrom, E.W., Duby, R.T., Herrmann, D., Watson, A.J., Niemann, H., OCallaghan, D. & Boland, M.P; (2000) 'Effects of superovulated heifer diet type and quantity on relative mRNA abundance and pyruvate metabolism in recovered embryos'. Journal of Reproduction and Fertility, 118 :69-78. [Details]
Byrne, G.P., Lonergan, P., Wade, M., Duffy, P., Donovan, A., Hanrahan, J.P. and Boland, M.P.; (2000) 'Effect of freezing rate of ram spermatozoa on subsequent fertility in vivo and in vitro'. Animal Reproduction, 62 :265-275. [Details]
Flynn, J.D., Duffy, P., Boland M.P. and Evans, A.C.O.; (2000) 'Progestagen synchronisation in the absence of a corpus luteum results in the ovulation of a persistent follicle in cyclic ewe lambs'. Animal Reproduction, 62 :285-296. [Details]
Snijders, S.E.M., Dillon, P., OCallaghan, D. and Boland, M.P.; (2000) 'Effect of genetic merit, milk yield, body condition and lactation number on in vitro oocyte development in dairy cows'. Theriogenology, 53 :981-989. [Details]
Ward, FA; Lonergan, P; Enright, BP; Boland, MP; ; (2000) 'Factors affecting recovery and quality of oocytes for bovine embryo production in vitro using ovum pick-up technology'. Theriogenology, 54 (3):433-446. [DOI] [Details]
Lonergan, P; Gutierrez-Adan, A; Pintado, B; Fair, T; Ward, F; De La Fuente, J; Boland, M; ; (2000) 'Relationship between time of first cleavage and the expression of IGF-I growth factor, its receptor, and two housekeeping genes in bovine two-cell embryos and blastocysts produced in vitro'. Molecular Reproduction and Development, 57 (2):146-152. [Details]
Lonergan, P; Dinnyes, A; Fair, T; Yang, XZ; Boland, M; ; (2000) 'Bovine oocyte and embryo development following meiotic inhibition with butyrolactone I'. Molecular Reproduction and Development, 57 (2):204-209. [Details]
Wrenzycki, C; De Sousa, P; Overstrom, EW; Duby, RT; Herrmann, D; Watson, AJ; Niemann, H; O'Callaghan, D; Boland, MP; ; (2000) 'Effects of superovulated heifer diet type and quantity on relative mRNA abundances and pyruvate metabolism in recovered embryos'. Journal of Reproduction and Fertility, 118 (1):69-78. [Details]
Duffy, P; Crowe, MA; Boland, MP; Roche, JF; ; (2000) 'Effect of exogenous LH pulses on the fate of the first dominant follicle in postpartum beef cows nursing calves'. Journal of Reproduction and Fertility, 118 (1):9-17. [Details]
Doherty, ML; Kelly, EP; Healy, AM; Callanan, JJ; Crosby, TF; Skelly, C; Boland, MP; ; (2000) 'Congenital arthrogryposis: an inherited limb deformity in pedigree Suffolk lambs'. Veterinary Record, 146 (26):748-753. [Details]
Evans, ACO; Duffy, P; Hynes, N; Boland, MP; ; (2000) 'Waves of follicle development during the estrous cycle in sheep'. Theriogenology, 53 (3):699-715. [Details]
O'Callaghan, D; Yaakub, H; Hyttel, P; Spicer, LJ; Boland, MP; ; (2000) 'Effect of nutrition and superovulation on oocyte morphology, follicular fluid composition and systemic hormone concentrations in ewes'. Journal of Reproduction and Fertility, 118 (2):303-313. [Details]
Enright, BP; Lonergan, P; Dinnyes, A; Fair, T; Ward, FA; Yang, X; Boland, MP; ; (2000) 'Culture of in vitro produced bovine zygotes in vitro vs in vivo: Implications for early embryo development and quality'. Theriogenology, 54 (5):659-673. [Details]
Duffy, P., Crowe, M.A., Boland, M.P. and Roche, J.F; (2000) 'Effect of exogenous LH pulses on the fate of the first dominant follicle in postpartum beef cows nursing calves'. Journal of Reproduction and Fertility, 118 :9-17. [Details]
O`Callaghan, D., Yaakub, H., Hyttel, P., Spicer, L.J. and Boland, M.P.; (2000) 'Effect of nutrition and superovulation on oocyte morphology, follicular fluid composition and systemic hormone concentrations in ewes'. Journal of Reproduction and Fertility, 118 :303-313. [Details]
Doherty, M.L., Kelly, E.P., Healy, A.M., Callanan, J.J., Crosby, T.F., Skelly, C. and Boland, M.P.; (2000) 'Congenital arthrogryposis : an inherited limb deformity in pedigree Suffolk lambs'. Veterinary Record, 146 :748-753. [Details]
Lonergan, P; O'Kearney-Flynn, M; Boland, MP; ; (1999) 'Effect of protein supplementation and presence of an antioxidant on the development of bovine zygotes in synthetic oviduct fluid medium under high or low oxygen tension'. Theriogenology, 51 (8):1565-1576. [Details]
Yaakub, H., OCallaghan, D. and Boland, M.P.; (1999) 'Effect of roughage type and concentrate supplementation on follicle numbers and in vitro fertilisation and development of oocytes recovered from beef heifers'. Animal Reproduction, 55 :1-2. [Details]
Dinneys, A., Lonergan, P., Fair, T., Boland, M.P. and Yang, X.; (1999) 'Effect of time of first cleavage on the cryosurvival of in vitro produced blastocysts'. Molecular Reproduction and Development, 53 :318-324. [Details]
Yaakub, H., OCallaghan, D. and Boland, M.P.; (1999) 'Effect of type and quantity of concentrates on superovulation and embryo yield in heifers'. Theriogenology, 51 :1259-1266. [Details]
Wrenzycki, C; DeSousa, P; Herrmann, D; Watson, AJ; Niemann, H; O'Callaghan, D; Boland, MP; ; (1999) 'Effect of diet type and quantity fed during superovulation on the relative abundance of mRNA in bovine embryos'. Theriogenology, 51 (1):195-195. [Details]
Burke, CR; Boland, MP; Macmillan, KL; ; (1999) 'Ovarian responses to progesterone and oestradiol benzoate administered intravaginally during dioestrus in cattle'. Animal Reproduction Science, 55 (1):23-33. [Details]
Yaakub, H; O'Callaghan, D; Boland, MP; ; (1999) 'Effect of roughage type and concentrate supplementation on follicle numbers and in vitro fertilisation and development of oocytes recovered from beef heifers'. Animal Reproduction Science, 55 (1):1-12. [Details]
O'Callaghan, D; Boland, MP; ; (1999) 'Nutritional effects on ovulation, embryo development and the establishment of pregnancy in ruminants'. Animal Science, 68 (NA):299-314. [Details]
Dinnyes, A; Lonergan, P; Fair, T; Boland, MP; Yang, XZ; ; (1999) 'Timing of the first cleavage post-insemination affects cryosurvival of in vitro-produced bovine blastocysts'. Molecular Reproduction and Development, 53 (3):318-324. [Details]
Yaakub, H; O'Callaghan, D; Boland, MP; ; (1999) 'Effect of type and quantity of concentrates on superovulation and embryo yield in beef heifers'. Theriogenology, 51 (7):1259-1266. [Details]
Mihm, M; Curran, N; Hyttel, P; Knight, PG; Boland, MP; Roche, JF; ; (1999) 'Effect of dominant follicle persistence on follicular fluid oestradiol and inhibin and on oocyte maturation in heifers'. Journal of Reproduction and Fertility, 116 (2):293-304. [Details]
Lonergan, P; Khatir, H; Piumi, F; Rieger, D; Humblot, P; Boland, MP; ; (1999) 'Effect of time interval from insemination to first cleavage on the developmental characteristics, sex ratio and pregnancy rate after transfer of bovine embryos'. Journal of Reproduction and Fertility, 117 (1):159-167. [Details]
Boland, M.P. and OCallaghan, D.; (1999) 'Nutrition and early embryonic development'. Animal Reproduction, 34 :127-132. [Details]
Mihm, M., Curran, N., Hyttel, P., Knight, P.G., Boland, M.P. and Roche, J.F.; (1999) 'Effect of dominant follicle persistence on follicular fluid oestradioll and inhibin and on oocyte maturation in heifers'. Journal of Reproduction and Fertility, 116 :293-304. [Details]
Murphy, M.G., Boland, M.P. and Roche, J.F.; (1998) 'The effects of dose and duration of administration of pFSH during the first follicular wave on the ovulation rate of beef heifers'. Theriogenology, 49 :557-569. [Details]
Rathbone, M.J., Macmillan,K.L., Jochle, W., Boland, M.P. and Inskeep, K.; (1998) 'Controlled-release products for the control of the estrous cycle in cattle, sheep, goats, deer, pigs and horses'. 15 :285-380. [Details]
Yaakub, H; Duffy, P; O'Callaghan, D; Boland, MP; ; (1998) 'Effect of timing of oestradiol benzoate injection relative to gonadotropin treatment on superovulatory response, and on embryo yield and quality in beef heifers'. Animal Reproduction Science, 52 (3):191-204. [Details]
O'Kearney-Flynn, M; Wade, M; Duffy, P; Gath, V; Boland, MP; Dobrinsky, JR; ; (1998) 'Effect of cryopreservation on IVP cattle embryo development in vitro and in vivo'. Theriogenology, 49 (1):173-173. [Details]
Nolan, R; Duffy, P; Wade, M; O'Callaghan, D; Boland, MP; ; (1998) 'Effect of quantity and type of diet and frequency of trans-vaginal ovum aspiration on in-vitro embryo development in heifers'. Theriogenology, 49 (1):402-402. [Details]
Baguisi, A; Roche, JF; Boland, MP; ; (1998) 'Assisted hatching of cryopreserved bovine embryos'. Theriogenology, 49 (1):161-161. [Details]
Nolan, R; O'Callaghan, D; Duby, RT; Lonergan, P; Boland, MP; ; (1998) 'The influence of short-term nutrient changes on follicle growth and embryo production following superovulation in beef heifers'. Applied Environmental Microbiology, 50 (8):1263-1274. [Details]
Yaakub, H., Duffy, P., OCallaghan, D. and Boland, M.P.; (1998) 'Effect of timing of oestradiol benzoate injection relative to gonadotropin treatment on superovulatory response, and on embryo yield and quality in beef heifers'. Animal Reproduction, 52 :191-204. [Details]
Nolan, R, OCallaghan, D., Duby, R.T., Lonergan, P and Boland, M.P.; (1998) 'The influence of short-term nutrient changes on follicular growth and embryo production following superovulation in beef heifers'. Theriogenology, 50 :1263-1274. [Details]
Baguisi, A., Arav, A., Crosby, T.F., Roche, J.F. and Boland, M.P.; (1997) 'Hypothermic storage of sheep embryos with antifreeze proteins : development in vitro and in vivo'. Theriogenology, 48 :1017-1024. [Details]
Baguisi, A; Arav, A; Crosby, TF; Roche, JF; Boland, MP; ; (1997) 'Hypothermic storage of sheep embryos with antifreeze proteins: Development in vitro and in vivo'. Theriogenology, 48 (6):1017-1024. [Details]
Papaioannou, KZ; Murphy, RP; Monks, RS; Hynes, N; Ryan, MP; Boland, MP; Roche, JF; ; (1997) 'Assessment of viability and mitochondrial function of equine spermatozoa using double staining and flow cytometry'. Theriogenology, 48 (2):299-312. [Details]
ODoherty, EM; Wade, MG; Hill, JL; Boland, MP; ; (1997) 'Effects of culturing bovine oocytes either singly or in groups on development to blastocysts'. Theriogenology, 48 (1):161-169. [Details]
Kelly, P; Duffy, P; Roche, JF; Boland, MP; ; (1997) 'Superovulation in cattle: Effect of FSH type and method of administration on follicular growth, ovulatory response and endocrine patterns'. Animal Reproduction Science, 46 (1-2):1-14. [Details]
McKeown, RM; OCallaghan, D; Roche, JF; Boland, MP; ; (1997) 'Effect of immunization of rams against bovine inhibin alpha 1-26 on semen characteristics, scrotal size, FSH, LH and testosterone concentrations'. Journal of Reproduction and Fertility, 109 (2):237-245. [Details]
Fair, T; Hulshof, SCJ; Hyttel, P; Greve, T; Boland, M; ; (1997) 'Oocyte ultrastructure in bovine primordial to early tertiary follicles'. Anatomy and Embryology, 195 (4):327-336. [Details]
Burke, CR; Macmillan, KL; Boland, MP; ; (1996) 'Oestradiol potentiates a prolonged progesterone-induced suppression of LH release in ovariectomised cows'. Animal Reproduction Science, 45 (1-2):13-28. [Details]
Carroll, CM; Lynch, PB; Boland, MP; Spicer, LJ; Austin, FH; Leonard, N; Enright, WJ; Roche, JF; ; (1996) 'The effects of food intake during lactation and post weaning on the reproductive performance and hormone and metabolite concentrations of primiparous sows'. Animal Science, 63 (NA):297-306. [Details]
Sunderland, SJ; Knight, PG; Boland, MP; Roche, JF; Ireland, JJ; ; (1996) 'Alterations in intrafollicular levels of different molecular mass forms of inhibin during development of follicular- and luteal-phase dominant follicles in heifers'. Biology of Reproduction, 54 (2):453-462. [Details]
SUNDERLAND, SJ; OCALLAGHAN, D; BOLAND, MP; ROCHE, JF; ; (1995) 'EFFECT OF PHOTOPERIOD BEFORE AND AFTER BIRTH ON PUBERTY IN EWE LAMBS'. Biology of Reproduction, 53 (5):1178-1182. [Details]
VAUGHAN, L; POOLE, DBR; SMITH, FH; BOLAND, MP; ROCHE, JF; ; (1994) 'EFFECT OF LOW COPPER STATUS AND MOLYBDENUM SUPPLEMENTATION ON PREGNANCY IN BEEF HEIFERS'. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research, 33 (2):121-129. [Details]
MIHM, M; BAGUISI, A; BOLAND, MP; ROCHE, JF; ; (1994) 'ASSOCIATION BETWEEN THE DURATION OF DOMINANCE OF THE OVULATORY FOLLICLE AND PREGNANCY RATE IN BEEF HEIFERS'. Journal of Reproduction and Fertility, 102 (1):123-130. [Details]
SUNDERLAND, SJ; CROWE, MA; BOLAND, MP; ROCHE, JF; IRELAND, JJ; ; (1994) 'SELECTION, DOMINANCE AND ATRESIA OF FOLLICLES DURING THE ESTROUS-CYCLE OF HEIFERS'. Journal of Reproduction and Fertility, 101 (3):547-555. [Details]
ASSEY, RJ; HYTTEL, P; ROCHE, JF; BOLAND, MP; ; (1994) 'INFREQUENT STRUCTURES IN CATTLE OOCYTES'. Anatomy and Embryology, 190 (3):263-271. [Details]
ASSEY, RJ; HYTTEL, P; ROCHE, JF; BOLAND, M; ; (1994) 'OOCYTE STRUCTURE AND FOLLICULAR STEROID CONCENTRATIONS IN SUPEROVULATED VERSUS UNSTIMULATED HEIFERS'. Molecular Reproduction and Development, 39 (1):8-16. [Details]
OCALLAGHAN, D; DONOVAN, A; SUNDERLAND, SJ; BOLAND, MP; ROCHE, JF; ; (1994) 'EFFECT OF THE PRESENCE OF MALE AND FEMALE FLOCKMATES ON REPRODUCTIVE ACTIVITY IN EWES'. Journal of Reproduction and Fertility, 100 (2):497-503. [Details]
GOULDING, D; WILLIAMS, DH; ROCHE, JF; BOLAND, MP; ; (1994) 'EFFECT OF EXOGENOUS PROGESTERONE ON SUPEROVULATORY RESPONSE IN HEIFERS INSEMINATED WITH FRESH OR FROZEN-SEMEN'. Journal of Reproduction and Fertility, 100 (2):505-510. [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Fair, S., Hanrahan, J.P., Duffy, P., Ward, F., O'Meara, C., Wade, M., Donovan, A., Boland, M.P., Lonergan, P. Evans, A.C.O.; (2005) Is the difference in developmental competence of embryos from Belclare and Suffolk ewes due to differences in oocyte quality? Annual meeting of the European Society for Domestic Animal Reproduction Murcia, Spain, , 01-SEP-05 - 03-SEP-05 [Details]
                                                                                         

Research

Research Interests

  • Embryo production both in vivo and in vitro
  • Factors affecting follicular growth and atresia in cattle and sheep
  • decreasing fertility particularly relating to the high fertility dairy cow
  • Use of molecular techniques to understand the declining fertility in cattle,
  • Survival of in vitro produced embryos following cryopreservation
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