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Xenopus Embryo: Mesoderm Induction

  1. Leslie Dale

Published Online: 24 APR 2006

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0004189



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Dale, L. 2006. Xenopus Embryo: Mesoderm Induction. eLS. .

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  1. University College London, London, UK

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  1. Published Online: 24 APR 2006

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A review of our current knowledge of mesoderm formation in amphibian embryos emphasizes the importance of the transforming growth factor-β family of extracellular signalling molecules.


  • Xenopus;
  • embryo;
  • mesoderm;
  • TGF-β