blastomere


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blastomere

[′blas·tə‚mir]
(embryology)
A cell of a blastula.
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For the second cleavage, the PL extruded from the large blastomere (data not shown).
The increase of cell segmentation enhances the degree of compaction between blastomeres and marks the end of the ball stage (Wolpert et al.
The means of fixation of the mutual positions among the blastomeres of sea urchin larvae.
Transfer of mtDNA even in the form of blastomere nuclei (the technique which has been scrutinised the most by ethicists) is not 'reproductive cloning of a human being'.
Fluorescence in situ hybridization analysis of two blastomeres from day 3 frozen-thawed embryos followed by analysis of the remaining embryo on day 5.
If however, the 'it' refers to the phenotypic and epigenetic state of the derived morula blastomeres, then the sentence would make sense.
Only good-quality embryos having four or more equal-sized and evenly-shaped blastomeres, with less than 25% fragmentation were cryopreserved by open method.
The risks for the embryo to remove a blastomere are unknown, and the embryo receives no benefit with the procedure.
Embryo B is an early blastocyst that has an extruded degenerated blastomere.
Embryo grading (modified from Veeck (3)) was utilised to determine the embryo quality (morphology) on a scale of 1 - 5 (5 being best) and included blastomere number, blastomere regularity and size and blastomere fragmentation.