Chapter 1. Morphogenesis and Differentiation of the Cervicovaginal Epithelium

  1. Joseph A. Jordan MD, FRCOG, FRCPI(Hon)2 and
  2. Albert Singer PhD, DPhil, FRCOG Professor of Gynaecological Research Consultant Gynaecologist3,4
  1. John M. McLean BSc, MD Senior Lecturer in Anatomy and Embryology

Published Online: 5 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312744.ch1

The Cervix, Second Edition

The Cervix, Second Edition

How to Cite

McLean, J. M. (2006) Morphogenesis and Differentiation of the Cervicovaginal Epithelium, in The Cervix, Second Edition (eds J. A. Jordan and A. Singer), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312744.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Birmingham Women's Hospital, Birmingham, UK

  2. 3

    University of London, London, UK

  3. 4

    Whittington Hospital, London, UK

Author Information

  1. University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 3 NOV 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405131377

Online ISBN: 9781444312744



  • structure and function of cervix;
  • morphogenesis and differentiation of cervicovaginal epithelium;
  • Manual of Human Embryology;
  • Carnegie collection;
  • intraembryonic mesoderm;
  • urorectal septum;
  • mesonephric ducts;
  • sexual dimorphism;
  • genital duct differentiation;
  • paramesonephric duct


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Early Embryogenesis

  • Flexion

  • Genital Duct Differentiation

  • References