Rabbit blastocyst: allocation of cells to the inner cell mass and trophectoderm.

@article{Giles1995RabbitBA,
  title={Rabbit blastocyst: allocation of cells to the inner cell mass and trophectoderm.},
  author={James R. Giles and Robert Foote},
  journal={Molecular reproduction and development},
  year={1995},
  volume={41 2},
  pages={204-11}
}
The proportion of total cells in the blastocyst allocated to the inner cell mass (ICM) and trophectoderm (TE) is important for future development and may be sensitive indicator to evaluate culture conditions. The number of cells and their distribution within the two primary cell lineages were determined for the rabbit embryo developing in vivo after superovulation or nonsuperovulation or embryo transfer and compared with embryos developing in vitro. Comparisons were made with cultured embryos… CONTINUE READING