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Table 4 Characterization of NPBs/nucleoli in mouse embryonic nuclei

From: 3D-FISH analysis of embryonic nuclei in mouse highlights several abrupt changes of nuclear organization during preimplantation development

Stage No. of nuclei No. of NPBs/nucleoli Mean no. of NPBs/nucleoli per nuclei Relative volume of NPBs/nucleoli (% of nuclear volume) Median volumes of NPBs/nucleoli (μm3) [1st quartile; 3rd quartile]
Early 2-cell 72 887 12.2 ± 3.90 a 14.9 ± 3.93 ab 28.7 a
[16.0; 50.2]
Late 2-cell 211 1959 9.9 ± 3.07 b 15.6 ± 3.68 a 41.5 b
[16.9; 78.9]
Early 4-cell 100 1091 10.9 ± 4.19 ab 14.1 ± 4.47 bc 12.1 cd
[6.2; 24.4]
Late 4-cell 87 275 2.7 ± 1.9 c 14.3 ± 3.06 c 64.5 e
[13.4; 203.9]
Early 8-cell 89 364 4.1 ± 2.62 d 13.3 ± 2.32 cd 13.4 cf
[5.5; 58.3]
Late 8-cell 184 883 4.7 ± 2.65 d 12.6 ± 2.39 d 11.1 d
[4.3; 33.0]
16-cell 158 283 2.2 ± 2.13 e 10.8 ± 2.93 e 26.1 af
[4.9; 81.0]
32-cell 117 220 1.9 ± 1.41 e 9.6 ± 2.87 f 19.6 cd
      [3.4; 50.9]
  1. Within each column, values with different subscripts are significantly different at p < 0.01.