Journal article

Effect of culturing mouse embryos under different oxygen concentrations on subsequent fetal and placental development

D Feil, M Lane, CT Roberts, RL Kelley, LJ Edwards, JG Thompson, KL Kind

JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-LONDON | WILEY | Published : 2006

Abstract

The oxygen concentration used during embryo culture can influence embryo development and quality. Reducing the oxygen concentration in the atmosphere to 2% during post-compaction culture of mouse embryos perturbs embryonic gene expression. This study examined the effect of culturing mouse embryos under different oxygen concentrations on subsequent fetal and placental development. Embryos were cultured from the zygote to morula stage under 7% oxygen, followed by 20, 7 or 2% oxygen to the blastocyst stage. Cultured and in vivo developed blastocysts were transferred into pseudopregnant recipients. Fetal and placental outcomes were analysed at day 18 of pregnancy. Implantation rate was not influ..

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