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Table 1 Embryo production

From: MT3 melatonin binding site, MT1 and MT2 melatonin receptors are present in oocyte, but only MT1 is present in bovine blastocyst produced in vitro

Group N Cleavage rates (%) Blastocyst yield (%)
Control 75 52.9 ± 2.8 a 30.9 ± 3.9a
0.1 pM 60 57.3 ± 6.6 a 32.0 ± 6.6b
1 pM 75 62.1 ± 5.0 a 43.7 ± 2.3c
0,01nM 75 52.7 ± 1.8 a 34.2 ± 3.6a, b
0,1nM 75 39.4 ± 4.0 b 19.8 ± 3.7a, b
1nM 55 40.4 ± 8.7 b 30.0 ± 3.6b
1 μM 75 34.4 ± 3.5 b 25.5 ± 1.3d
  1. a,b,c,d Values in the same column with different superscripts differ significantly (P < 0.05). N, total number of oocytes.