Time-dependent effects of alpha-amanitin on blastocyst formation in the mouse.

Early compacting mouse morulae were placed in alpha-amanitin at various times after HCG and the effect of this transcriptional inhibitor during formation of the blastocyst was noted. No cavitation was observed in those embryos transferred into alpha-amanitin before 77 h after HCG but the percentage of cavitation increased dramatically in those embryos… CONTINUE READING