In Vitro Growth of Preimplantation Rabbit Embryos

  • Michael T. Kane


Culture of mammalian preimplantation embryos in vitro has for a long time been regarded as an important tool in the study of early embryonic development. Embryo culture itself and micromanipulation techniques dependent on it, such as embryo microdissection and chimaera production, have greatly increased our knowledge of developmental processes. Recent advances involving the microinjection of foreign DNA into mouse embryos and its subsequent incorporation and expression show exciting possibilities for elucidating the control of genes in mammalian embryos. This progress is awakening renewed interest in the culture of embryos from species other than the mouse.


Blastocyst Stage Blastocyst Formation Morula Stage Uterine Fluid Early Cleavage Stage 
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  • Michael T. Kane
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  1. 1.Physiology DepartmentUniversity College, GalwayIreland

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