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This egg was suspected to be diploid because after injection with one sperm , a 3PN zygote resulted.
It subsequently cleaved to 2-cell stage 48 hrs after ICSI.
It later cleaved to 8-cell stage (with some fragments and some blastomeres of irregular sizes by 72 hrs after ICSI.
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Kimball Pomeroy, Ph.D
07 February 2006
I recently had a patient with 5 eggs with 2 polar bodies. This was a PGD patient and the eggs were ICSI'd. Two of the 5 eggs fertilized and both had three pronuclei. Unfortunately this was a single gene disorder and so ploidy was not determined.