polar body biopsy

polar body biopsy

Reproductive medicine The removal of the polar body, the genetic residua from the oocyte after the 1st meiotic division, which is metabolically inactive, and a mirror image of the oocyte, which can be removed with impunity. See Assisted reproduction, Blastocyst biopsy, Cleavage stage biopsy.
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This system must be suitable for the implementation of ICSI, and other treatments, such as polar body biopsy, Trophektodermbiopsie, laser-assisted hatching.
The 31 chapters in the second volume address andrology, embryology, the set-up and equipment of an in vitro fertilization laboratory, laboratory management, ethical and legal issues, and reproductive research techniques, including semen examination and interpretation, cryopreservation, intracytoplasmic sperm injection, assisted hatching and polar body biopsy, intracytoplasmic morphologically selected sperm injection, and polarization microscopy and omics.