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Ontology Definition: TS04

Theiler Stage 4 - Blastocyst (ICM apparent)


Embryo progresses from morula to the blastocyst still within the zona pellucida (shown in red). There is early evidence of the blastocoelic cavity. 

3 dpc (range 2-4) 
16-40  compacted cells. 


In the blastocyst stage (zona-intact) there is a distinct inner cell mass and an outer layer of trophectoderm cells. Usually located in the uterine lumen.

All scale bars in microns.