Implantation- Process, Events, Significance

Implantation- Process, Events, Significance The term “implantation” is used to describe the process of attachment and invasion of the uterus endometrium by the blastocyst (conceptus) in placental animals. It begins at the end of the first week and is completed … Read more

Blastocyst- Stages, Significance

The preimplantation period of human embryo development is remarkable and characterized by successive changes in terms of genetic control, physiology, and morphology of the embryo. Blastocyst (Greek, blastos= sprout + cystos = cavity) is a distinctive stage of mammalian embryo development, characterized by a … Read more

Human Embryogenesis

Human embryogenesis refers to the development and formation of the human embryo. It encompasses the first eight weeks of development after fertilization, in which a single cell formed at fertilization turns into an organism with a multi-level body plan. It … Read more

Epiblast- Development and Significance

Epiblast- Development, and Significance As implantation of the blastocyst occurs, morphologic changes in the embryoblast produce a bilaminar embryonic disc composed of epiblast and hypoblast cells. Epiblast is derived from the inner cell mass and lies above the hypoblast.  The … Read more

Morula- Stage, Development, Significance

Within twenty-four hours after fertilization, the zygote initiates a rapid series of mitotic cell divisions called cleavage. These divisions are not accompanied by cell growth, so they subdivide the large zygote into many smaller daughter cells called blastomeres. The first … Read more