total cleavage

hol·o·blas·tic cleav·age

cleavage in which the blastomeres are completely separated; the entire egg participates in cell division.

total cleavage

mitotic division of a fertilized ovum into blastomeres. Compare partial cleavage.
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While total cleavage rates were not different, higher blastocyst rates following co-culture with goat oviductal epithelial cells versus cumulus cells were also reported previously (Izquierdo et al.
3% BSA resulted in higher total cleavage rates at 48 h post insemination than observed for embryos cultured continuously in SOF+10% FBS.
However, these differences are of less relevance because a routine incubation time of 1 h is recommended and only the total cleavage yield is important for toxicological analysis.

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