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Table 3 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 2

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

  Control 1-hole 2-hole P
(n=44) (n=66) (n=63)
ICM 23.5±2.7 20.7±3.1 19.6±3.5 0.000a
TE 64.8±6.8 55.7±9.4 53.7±10.6 0.000b
ICM:TE 0.4±0.04 0.4±0.05 0.4±0.06 0.661
Total 88.2±8.1 76.3±11.6 73.1±12.9 0.000c
  1. Values are means ± 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=0.000), and control vs. 2-hole group (P=0.000).
  4. b control vs. 1-hole group (P=0.000), and control vs. 2-hole group (P=0.000).
  5. c control vs. 1-hole group (P=0.000), and control vs. 2-hole group (P=0.000).