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Table 2 Number of cells in the inner cell mass (ICM), trophectoderm (TE), total cells, and ICM:TE ratio of hatched blastocysts in the control and laser groups in experiment 1

From: Effects of partial or complete laser-assisted hatching on the hatching of mouse blastocysts and their cell numbers

  Control 1-hole 2-hole 3-hole P
(n=44) (n=19) (n=14) (n=12)
ICM 23.6±4.6 19.5±3.8 16.5±3.0 15.2±2.3 0.000a
TE 68.7±15.9 59.7±14.1 53.1±8.4 50.3±9.8 0.000b
ICM/TE 0.4±0.1 0.3±0.1 0.3±0.1 0.3±0.1 0.184
Total 92.2±18.3 79.2±16.4 68.9±9.4 65.5±10.1 0.000c
  1. Values are mean ± standard deviation (SD).
  2. One-way ANOVA with Scheffe post-hoc test when P<0.0125 (P<0.05/4).
  3. a control vs. 1-hole group (P=0.004), control vs. 2-hole group (P=0.000), control vs. 3-hole group (P=0.000), and 1-hole vs. 3-hole group (P=0.039).
  4. b control vs. 2-hole group (P=0.006), and control vs. 3-hole group (P=0.002).
  5. c control vs. 1-hole group (P=0.036), control vs. 2-hole group (P=0.000), and control vs. 3-hole group (P=0.000).