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Table 4 Differences in in vitro cleavage rates and blastocyst output obtained after in vitro fertilization of goat oocytes with cryopreserved semen obtained from three adult male goats (A, B and C).

From: Semen molecular and cellular features: these parameters can reliably predict subsequent ART outcome in a goat model

Male n Oocyte Fertilization (%) Cleavage (%) Expanded blastocyst (%)
     7 dpf 8 dpf 9 dpf total
A 460 362 (78.7) 226 (62.4)a 10 (4.4)a 19 (8.4)c 13 (5.7)c 42 (37.2)a
B 440 358 (81.4) 194 (54.2)b 7 (3.6)a 17 (8.8)c 8 (4.1)c, d 32 (33)a
C 440 352 (80.0) 176 (50.0)b 1 (0.5)b 7 (4.0)d 4 (2.3)d 12 (13.6)b
  1. Dpf = days post-fertilization
  2. a, b, c, d Within the same column: Chi square test: a ≠ b p < 0.01; c ≠ d p < 0.05.