The effect of fluorescent light on the cleavage of two-cell mouse embryos
CITATION: Kruger, T. F. & Stander, F. S. H. 1985. The effect of fluorescent light on the cleavage of two-cell mouse embryos. South African Medical Journal, 68:744-745.
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Two-cell mouse embryos were subjected to fluorescent light, 2,900 lux, for 30 minutes, and the cleavage compared with that in a control group. There was no statistically significant difference in the results. In both groups 90% of two-cell embroys reached the expected level of cleavage. The possible effect of fluorescent light on the oocyte is discussed.