Tissues derived from mesoderm.
Section through the embryo
Gray's subject #6 49
Days 16
MeSH Mesoderm

In all bilaterian animals, the mesoderm is one of the three primary germ cell layers in the very early embryo. The other two layers are the ectoderm (outside layer) and endoderm (inside layer), with the mesoderm as the middle layer between them.[1][2]

The mesoderm forms mesenchyme (connective tissue), mesothelium, non-epithelial blood corpuscles and coelomocytes. Mesothelium lines coeloms; forms the muscles, septa (cross-wise partitions) and mesenteries (length-wise partitions); and forms part of the gonads (the rest being the gametes).[1]

The mesoderm differentiates from the rest of the embryo through intercellular signaling, after which the mesoderm is polarized by an organizing center.[3]


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  1. ^ a b Ruppert, E.E., Fox, R.S., and Barnes, R.D. (2004). "Introduction to Bilateria". Invertebrate Zoology (7th ed.). Brooks/Cole. pp. 217–218. ISBN 0030259827. [unreliable source?]
  2. ^ Langman's Medical Embryology, 11th edition. 2010.
  3. ^ Kimelman, D. & Bjornson, C. (2004). "Vertebrate Mesoderm Induction: From Frogs to Mice". In Stern, Claudio D.. Gastrulation: from cells to embryo. CSHL Press. p. 363. ISBN 9780879697075. 

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