ra0002o006 | Oral Communications 1: Embryo and Implantation | SRF2015
, Pang Ronald T K
, Chiu Philip C N
, Li Qian
, Yeung William S B
Embryo dormancy (embryo diapause) is a reproductive strategy used by ~100 different mammals to avoid the risk of exposing their offsprings to unfavourable environmental conditions by delaying embryo implantation. The blastocysts from domestic sheep, rabbit or cattle enter into diapause after being transfer into mouse uteri induced to have delayed implantation. The observation suggests that blastocysts from all mammals, including that of human, may have an ability to enter into...