Table 1

Viability of embryos imaged with HGM

Number of embryos

Stage at start of experiment

Duration

Stage at end of experiment

Time interval between imaging (min)

Z levels imaged

Estimated total energy load per embryo

Number developing normally

10

Morula

22 hours

Blastocyst

20

7

4 J

0

12

Morula

22 hours

Blastocyst

20

7

2.5 J

0

8

Morula

22 hours

Blastocyst

60

11

0.9 J

1

8

Morula

24 hours

Blastocyst

not imaged

not imaged

~ 0 J

6

9

Zygote

10 min

Zygote

continuous

10

16 J

6


Embryos were subject to different imaging conditions and their development assessed. From the recipient with embryos subject to 0.9 J of energy, in addition to 1 normal embryo, 3 empty decidua and 2 resorbing embryos were found.

Watanabe et al. BMC Cell Biology 2010 11:38   doi:10.1186/1471-2121-11-38

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