Journal article

EDTA stimulates cleavage stage bovine embryo development in culture but inhibits blastocyst development and differentiation

DK Gardner, MW Lane, M Lane

MOLECULAR REPRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT | WILEY-LISS | Published : 2000

Abstract

Culture of bovine zygotes in medium SOFaa supplemented with 100 microM EDTA significantly increased cleavage rates during the first 72 hr of development compared to development in SOFaa. However, continued culture in the presence of EDTA for a further 72 hr (total of 6 days of culture) resulted in significantly reduced development to the morulae/blastocyst and blastocyst stages compared to culture without EDTA. Highest rates of development to the morulae/blastocyst stage (56.5%) and to the blastocyst stage (43.2%) were achieved when zygotes were cultured for 72 hr with EDTA before transfer to medium SOFaa without EDTA. Resultant blastocysts also had significantly increased blastocyst cell nu..

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