Consequences of in vivo development and subsequent culture on apoptosis, cell number, and blastocyst formation in bovine embryos.

@article{Knijn2003ConsequencesOI,
  title={Consequences of in vivo development and subsequent culture on apoptosis, cell number, and blastocyst formation in bovine embryos.},
  author={Hiemke M. Knijn and Jakob Oemar Gj\orret and Peter L. A. M. Vos and Peter J. M. Hendriksen and Bert C van der Weijden and Poul Maddox-Hyttel and Steph J Dieleman},
  journal={Biology of reproduction},
  year={2003},
  volume={69 4},
  pages={1371-8}
}
Bovine embryos produced in vitro differ considerably in quality from embryos developed in vivo. The in vitro production system profoundly affects the competence to form blastocysts, the number of cells of the total embryo and of the inner cell mass (ICM), and the incidence of apoptosis. To our knowledge, the effects of different postfertilization regimens before and after completion of the fourth embryonic cell cycle on these aspects have not yet been investigated. In the present study, we… CONTINUE READING