Mesoderm is found in all large, complex animals, and allows the formation of a coelom, which allows more room for independent growth of the body organs and the coelomic fluid may also act to cushion and protect them from shocks.
In addition to the general list, the mesoderm of a developing vertebrate differentiates into the following:
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