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Previous lineage tracing experiments have shown that the vegetal blastomers of cleavage stage embryos give rise to all the mesoderm and endoderm of the sea urchin larva. In these studies, vegetal blastomers were labeled no later than the sixth cleavage division (60-64 cell stage). In an earlier study we showed that single cells in the vegetal plate of the(More)
We present an archetypal digital atlas of the mouse embryo based on microscopic magnetic resonance imaging. The atlas is composed of three modules: (1) images of fixed embryos 6 to 15.5 days postconception (dpc) [Theiler Stages (TS) 8 to 24]; (2) an annotated atlas of the anterior portion of a 13.5 dpc (TS 22) mouse with anatomical structures delineated and(More)
The secondary mesenchyme cells (SMCs) give rise to most of the mesoderm of the sea urchin embryo. Although the early embryonic lineage of these cells has been described, the mechanisms that cause SMCs to become restricted to a particular mesodermal cell fate are unknown. To begin to address this question, we performed a clonal analysis of the fates of SMC(More)
The analysis of temporal and spatial patterns of gene expression is critically important for many kinds of developmental studies, including the construction of gene regulatory networks. Recently, multiplex, fluorescent, whole mount in situ hybridization (multiplex F-WMISH), applied in combination with confocal microscopy, has emerged as the method of choice(More)
An interaction between the two principal populations of mesodermal cells in the sea urchin embryo, primary and secondary mesenchyme cells (PMCs and SMCs, respectively), regulates SMC fates and the process of skeletogenesis. In the undisturbed embryo, skeletal elements are produced exclusively by PMCs. Certain SMCs also have the ability to express a(More)
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