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The fine structure and function of mouse and rat trophoblast during delayed implantation

  • B. Ove Nilsson
Part of the Electron Microscopy in Biology and Medicine book series (EMBM, volume 2)

Abstract

The trophoblast cells of the blastocyst form a layer, the trophectoderm, which encloses the blastocoele cavity. This cavity is filled with fluid and contains the inner cell mass (the embryoblast) or future embryo. The blastocoele fluid constitutes the microenvironment of the embryoblast, delivering its nutrients and draining its waste products. The composition of the fluid is therefore crucial for normal development of the embryo. The trophectoderm controls the qualitative and quantitative nature of the blastocoele fluid.

Keywords

Zona Pellucida Trophoblast Cell Uterine Epithelium Mouse Blastocyst Sephadex Bead 
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© Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Boston, The Hague, Dordrecht, Lancaster 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Ove Nilsson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Human Anatomy Biomedical CentreUppsalaSweden

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