blastocyte


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blastocyte

 [blas´to-sīt]
an undifferentiated embryonic cell.

blas·to·cyte

(blas'tō-sīt),
An undifferentiated blastomere of the morula, blastula, or blastocyst stage of an embryo.
[blasto- + G. kytos, cell]

blastocyte

(blăs′tə-sīt′)
n.
An undifferentiated blastomere of the morula or the blastula stage of an embryo.

blas·to·cyte

(blas'tō-sīt)
An undifferentiated blastomere of the morula, blastula, or blastocyst stage of an embryo.
[blasto- + G. kytos, cell]
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The obtainment of embryonic blastocytes indicates that it is possible to obtain pudu embryos through heterospecific cloning, even though the percentage of success is relatively low.
Cariotype analysis of the blastocytes thus obtained shows that they present the same number of chromosomes as the pudu fibroblasts from which derivates (n=70).
It reviews current methods and experiences, then provides an atlas of normal and abnormal human preimplantation development; micromanipulation and biopsy of polar bodies, blastomeres, and blastocytes; nuclear transfer techniques and the prospect for artificial gamete formation; and preimplantation diagnosis for aneuploidies, translocations, and single-gene disorders.
It is also possible that blastocytes were not activated and well-positioned before implantation, probably due to impaired muscular activity of the uterus (27).
While not statistically significant, the percent of blastocysts and hatched blastocytes were 6.9% and 25.0% in the 3% BSA group vs.