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This is a human zygote, or fertilized egg. You can still see the "shell" or zona pellucida around the outside. The zygote is still one single cell. The two circles in the middle of the egg are "pronuclei". Each pronucleus was formed from the parent's gamete - one from the egg, one from the sperm. The presence of two pronuclei indicates fertilization has occurred. This is about 18 hours after ovulation. If in the body, the zygote would still be high in the fallopian tube.

This is a human egg. The halo around it is its shell, and the ball between the egg and the shell (~2:00) is the polar body. The presence of the polar body is an indication that the egg is "mature" or ready to fertilize.

The morula - Around late Day 3/Day 4, the cells of the embryo begin to stick very tightly together. This is the beginning of the embryo having an "inside" and an "outside". Little pumps between the cells will begin to pump fluid from the outside of the embryo to the inside, creating a fluid filled space.

This is an early Blastocyst, as seen around Day 5 of embryonic development. There is a notable cavity that has formed, due to the pumping of fluid from the outside of the embryo. The scallop-shaped cells are called the trophoblast cells - they eventually form the placenta. The mass of cells in the lower half of the embryo are called "inner cell mass" cells. That's the baby part!

Day 2 Embryo - By day 2 (48 hours after ovulation or egg retrieval), the embryo has divided. See the shell still intact? Four cells, or blastomeres, can be visualized in this picture. They are nice and symmetrical. In the laboratory, this embryo would receive a rating of "A" or "good" because of the quality.

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    Fertilized embryo

An 8-cell human embryo. This is an embryo about 3 days after ovulation or egg retrieval. This embryo would be in the lower half of the fallopian tube, if conceived naturally. Can you see all 8 cells? Notice the shell is still intact. The embryo at this point has not changed size - the cells just get smaller and smaller.

Carnegie Stage 2-6 – 8-cell embryo


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