Human Fertilization Movie

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Human Fertilization Movie Links: MP4 version | small MP4 version | Animated GIF | Human Fertilization Detail Movie | Fertilization | Zygote | Movies

This is a large movie (7.7 Mb) for a simplified animation from single frames see small small MP4 version.

Approximate Timing of Early Human Events (in vitro)
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10 min - components 29 min - spermatozoa penetrates zone pellucida 31 min - spermatozoa penetrates oocyte - fertilization 4 hr - second polar body 8 hr - pronuclei
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19 hr 35 min - pronuclei fusion 22 hr - first mitosis 23 hr - two blastomeres 35 hr - second mitosis 37 hr - four blastomeres
See also clock in lower righthand corner for the approximate timing of events.
Links: Human Fertilization Movie
Reference: PMID 22695746 J Assist Reprod Genet.

Movie kindly contributed by Prof Yasuyuki Mio, Clinical Professor, Tottori University, Japan.


Yasuyuki Mio, Kyoko Iwata, Keitaro Yumoto, Yoshiteru Kai, Haruka C Sargant, Chizuru Mizoguchi, Minako Ueda, Yuka Tsuchie, Akifumi Imajo, Yumiko Iba, Kyoko Nishikori Possible mechanism of polyspermy block in human oocytes observed by time-lapse cinematography. J. Assist. Reprod. Genet.: 2012, 29(9);951-6 PubMed 22695746

| PMC3463667 | J Assist Reprod Genet.


Springer Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial License which permits any noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and source are credited. SpringerOpen creative commons 2 | Open Choice creative commons 4 | Open Access Factsheet (pdf, 96 kB)

Supplementary Video 1 - original video (13Mb, mpg) has been resized and relabelled.

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Cite this page: Hill, M.A. (2018, October 21) Embryology Human Fertilization Movie. Retrieved from

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