Structural and functional properties of trophoblast cells of mouse egg-cylinders in vitro.

Embryos at the egg-cylinder stage were obtained by culturing blastocysts in vitro on an agarose surface for 4 days. The adhesiveness and outgrowth activity of the trophoblast of the egg-cylinder were compared with those properties of the flushed adhesive blastocyst. Trophoblast cells of egg-cylinders were found to be more adhesive and their outgrowth… CONTINUE READING