Location and growth of epaxial myotome precursor cells.

  title={Location and growth of epaxial myotome precursor cells.},
  author={Wilfred F. Denetclaw and Bruno Christ and C. P. Ordahl},
  volume={124 8},
The skeletal muscle progenitor cells of the vertebrate body originate in the dermomyotome epithelium of the embryonic somites. To precisely locate myotome precursor cells, fluorescent vital dyes were iontophoretically injected at specific sites in the dermomyotome in ovo and the fates of dye-labeled cells monitored by confocal microscopy. Dye-labeled myotome myofibers were generated from cells injected along the entire medial boundary and the medial portion of the cranial boundary of the… CONTINUE READING