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Epiblast

Epiblast

[ep-uh-blast]
In embryology, the epiblast is a tissue type derived from the inner cell mass. It lies above the hypoblast.

In mammalian embryogenesis, the columnar cells of the epiblast are adjacent to the trophoblast, while the cuboidal cells of the hypoblast are closer to the Blastocoele. The epiblast, whilst referred to as the primary ectoderm, differentiates to form all three layers of the trilaminar embryonic disc in a process called gastrulation.

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External links

  • http://www.iscr.ed.ac.uk/images/tilo_kunath/Tilo-Web-figure-1.gif
  • http://www.embryology.ch/allemand/iperiodembry/carnegie02.html
  • http://www.med.umich.edu/lrc/coursepages/M1/embryology/embryo/04secondweek.htm
  • http://isc.temple.edu/marino/embryology/EMBII97/sld005.htm

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