blastocyte


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blastocyte

[′blas·tə‚sīt]
(embryology)
An embryonic cell that is undifferentiated.
(invertebrate zoology)
An undifferentiated cell capable of replacing damaged tissue in certain lower animals.
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Although our success percentage of 4% seems to be relatively low, it is quite adecuate if one considers that we are dealing with deer where the rate of development up to the blastocyte stage is less than 10% in in vitro produced embryos (Locatelly & Mermillod).
He said the centre had recently introduced a technique - also in use at Aldridge - known as blastocyte culture.
The blastocyte and hatched blastocyst development rate was then monitored following in vitro fertilization.
Expression of Nanog has been observed in both the inner cell mass (ICM) and trophectoderm of bovine blastocytes; however, its expression is restricted to the ICM in human and mouse blastocytes (Chambers et al.