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

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Term information

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Subsets

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

definition
  • The middle germ layer of the embryo, between the endoderm and ectoderm.
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
  • entire mesoderm
  • mesodermal mantle
  • embryonic 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