Expression of metanephric nephron-patterning genes in differentiating mesonephric tubules



Schematic illustrating the murine urogenital tract at 13.5 dpc. The early tubules of the metanephros (kidney) and mesonephric tubules of the mesonephros are highlighted in blue. Below are examples of gene expression in the early tubules of the kidney (Lhx1, centre) and in the mesonephric tubules of the male mesonephroi (Gpd1) detected using wholemount in situ hybridization. From Georgas et al., Developmental Dynamics 240:1600–1612, 2011.