The development of the myocardium and endocardium in mouse embryos

@article{DeRuiter1992TheDO,
  title={The development of the myocardium and endocardium in mouse embryos},
  author={Marco C DeRuiter and Robert E. Poelmann and I. VanderPlas-de Vries and Monica M. T. Mentink and Adriana C. Gittenberger-de Groot},
  journal={Anatomy and Embryology},
  year={1992},
  volume={185},
  pages={461-473}
}
The formation of the single heart tube by hypothetical fusion of two separately developed heart tubes is re-investigated, because this intricate process is ambiguously and often incompletely described. To gain a better insight into this problem ten mouse embryos ranging from 7.5 to 8.5 days of development (presomite to 6 somites) were serially sectioned (1 μm) and reconstructed graphically. Twenty mouse embryos of comparative ages, were studied by scanning electron microscopy. Two large… CONTINUE READING