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Crystalline inclusions in the cytoplasm of a 16-cell embryo

High power TEM of a section of a blastomere of a stage 2, 16-cell embryo in vivo (original magnification x30,000). Crystalline inclusions (Cr) are present throughout the cytoplasm of the blastomeres.

From: Pereda and Croxatto, 1992. Reproduced with permission of the Annals, Academy of Medicine, Singapore.

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Keywords: blastomere, crystalline inclusion, cytoplasm, sixteen-cell embryo, stage 2 embryo

Source: The Virtual Human Embryo.