Somitogenesis in Vertebrate Development
Published Online: 3 MAY 2005
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How to Cite
Takahashi, Y. 2005. Somitogenesis in Vertebrate Development. eLS. .
- Published Online: 3 MAY 2005
Somites are transient embryonic structures that undergo periodic segmentation and that form skeletal muscles, dermis and axial bones (vertebral column and ribs). Recent studies have revealed the molecular mechanisms underlying the specification and differentiation of the somitic cells as well as giving an understanding of how their segmental periodicity is generated.
- vertebral column;