blastomere


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blastomere

 [blas´to-mēr]
one of the cells produced by cleavage of a fertilized ovum (zygote). Called also cleavage cell.

blas·to·mere

(blas'tō-mēr),
One of the cells into which the oocyte divides after its fertilization.
[blasto- + G. meros, part]

blastomere

(blăs′tə-mîr′)
n.
Any of the cells resulting from the cleavage of a fertilized ovum during early embryonic development.

blas′to·mer′ic (-mîr′ĭk, -mĕr′-) adj.

blastomere

A cell produced by division (cleavage) in a fertilised egg.

blas·to·mere

(blas'tō-mēr)
One of the cells resulting from cleavage of a zygote or fertilized oocyte.
[blasto- + G. meros, part]

blastomere

any cell that occurs in the BLASTULA.
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(29) After incubation, follicles were evaluated with a stereoscopic microscope to determine fertilization by identifying the presence of blastomeres (Fig 3).
Isolated genomic DNA from control adults (Genomic) and WGA from a blastomere were used as templates for GAPDH, SRY, and DYS14 qPCR reactions.
Approximately 1 [micro]g MDA product from each blastomere was used for library construction and sequencing.
The shape of the blastomeres was round, such that it was reasonable to perform circle fitting for each blastomere.
Fluorescence in situ hybridization analysis of two blastomeres from day 3 frozen-thawed embryos followed by analysis of the remaining embryo on day 5.
Hamilton Thome's LYKOS laser system is used for intricate clinical procedures such as laser-assisted hatching, trophectoderm biopsy and blastomere biopsy.
(32) The biopsy is performed using one of three methods: extraction of the polar bodies from the pre-embryo oocytes; (33) a one to two cell extraction at the day three blastomere stage; (34) or a one to two cell extraction at the day five blastocysts stage.
Multiple blastomere biopsies were performed from each embryo to reduce the number of embryos needed for the research.
(2000) found that nearly 45% of thawed embryos suffered some amount of blastomere (cell) loss, causing an approximate 30% reduction in implantation.
The problem of abnormally large offspring was first described for calves born from blastomere NT procedures (6, 7) but was subsequently shown to occur in embryos produced by IVF (8, 9) and SCNT (10, 11, 12, 13) procedures.