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mesoderm

^ http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/UBERON_0000926


The middle germ layer of the embryo, between the endoderm and ectoderm. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesoderm ]

Term info

database cross reference
Subsets

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e8/Mesoderm.png

external definition

Primary germ layer that is the middle of the embryonic germ layers.[AAO]

has alternative id

UBERON:0003263

has related synonym

embryonic mesoderm, mesodermal mantle, entire mesoderm

homology notes

The Bilateria are triploblastic (with true endoderm, mesoderm, and ectoderm) (...).[well established][VHOG]

id

UBERON:0000926

taxon notes

sponges do not seem to have a mesoderm and accordingly Amphimedon lacks transcription factors involved in mesoderm development (Fkh, Gsc, Twist, Snail)[http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v466/n7307/full/nature09201.html]. Mesoderm may not be homologous across verteberates