Investigation of respiration of individual bovine embryos produced in vivo and in vitro and correlation with viability following transfer.

@article{Lopes2007InvestigationOR,
  title={Investigation of respiration of individual bovine embryos produced in vivo and in vitro and correlation with viability following transfer.},
  author={Ana Am{\'e}lia Sim{\~o}es Lopes and Steinar Madsen and Niels Birger Ramsing and P. L\ovendahl and Torben Greve and H Callesen},
  journal={Human reproduction},
  year={2007},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={558-66}
}
BACKGROUND Quantification of oxygen consumption by individual preimplantation embryos has the potential to improve embryo selection. This study investigated whether respiration rates of individual embryos are useful indicators of embryo viability. The effect of the Nanorespirometer on embryo viability was also evaluated. METHODS The respiration rates of individual day 7 bovine in vivo- (n=44) and in vitro-produced (n=156) embryos were measured using the Nanorespirometer. In vivo-produced… CONTINUE READING