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(embryology) The process in which the embryo develops into a gastrula following blastulation during the early embryonic development of animals


An animal embryo undergoes a series of developmental stages. Soon after fertilization, the embryo divides mitotically until it becomes a blastula. The embryonic cells then migrate in complex and coordinated series of cellular movements. One of which is by invagination. The end result is the formation of a gastrula, with three germ layers: ectoderm, mesoderm, and endoderm.

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H2O +Food ---> Zygote

... the fertilized egg cell till the blastocyst stage (the cell is just being divided into individual cells - DNA duplication and cytokinesis). Upon gastrulation, then development needs to have external nutrients.

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by kolean
Sun Jun 20, 2010 11:26 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: H2O +Food ---> Zygote
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The Mule Theory.

... the same biochemicals the sperm can not penetrate the oocyte for fertilization to even have a chance to begin. Then there is all the cleavage and gastrulation, which have to be in sync also. Not all donkey sperm that fertilize a horse oocyte make it thru embryology. It has to be the right combination ...

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by kolean
Sat Dec 26, 2009 9:39 pm
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Topic: The Mule Theory.
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Could animal sperm fertilize a human egg?

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by snowcapk
Sat Apr 12, 2008 2:01 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Could animal sperm fertilize a human egg?
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embryonic development in a chick

Can anyone please help me out..I just cant understand this gastrulation stage ...my book's too confusing..can't understand how the hypoblast forms the yolk sack? and what exactly are area pelucidia and area opaca? cant understand primitive streak as well ...

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by cracked_doc
Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:40 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: embryonic development in a chick
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Embryo Development

zygote, blastula, morula, gastrula, embryo gametogenesis fertilization blastulation gastrulation neurulation= only in Chordates organogenesis Hope this helps.

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by Volvox
Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:18 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Embryo Development
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