blastocoele


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blastocoele

[′blas·tə‚sēl]
(embryology)
The cavity of a blastula. Also known as segmentation cavity.
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Blastocoele collapse by micropipetting prior to vitrification gives excellent survival and pregnancy outcomes for human day 5 and 6 expanded blastocysts.
After three days of culture, the embryos were checked for blastocoele development.
Furthermore, it was reported that in mice, during the in vitro culture of embryos, EGF promoted the blastocoele formation (Wood and Kaye, 1989), and it also increased the blastocyst development rate of bovine and porcine embryos (Harper and Brackett, 1993; Wei et al.