Superficial cells in the early gastrula of Rana pipiens contribute to mesodermal derivatives.


We have studied the fate of presumptive mesodermal cells in the early Rana pipiens gastrula. We labeled superficial cells of the early gastrula with 125I. We also labeled all cells in a gastrula with rhodamine-lysine-dextran cell lineage tracer and superficial cells with 125I and then grafted small pieces of the marginal zone orthotopically into unlabeled… (More)