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noun, plural: somites

(1) (embryology) Any of the paired block-like segments of mesoderm, occurring dorsally, alongside the neural tube, and eventually gives rise to the dermis (dermatome region), spinal column (sclerotome region), or skeletal muscle (myotome region)

(2) (zoology) Any of the longitudinal segments or body division of an animal; also referred to as metamere


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Eph-Receptor protein

Eph-receptor protein is one of the molecular factors involved in somite formation.What role does it play in this process?

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by imali
Mon May 17, 2010 7:02 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Eph-Receptor protein
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Effect of DAPT on somite formation

Hi, last week in a lab class, we applied DAPT to 3 day old chicken embryos and measured the time until extra pairs of somites formed. In the assessment, there is the question "Why should DAPT affect somite formation?". Now, I've read that DAPT blocks Notch signalling pathways, ...

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by Sannsibal
Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:00 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Effect of DAPT on somite formation
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implanting notocord in frog embryo

if you implant a 2nd notochord under the one that is forming already in a developing frog embryo, what would you get? my attempt is you would get somite or archentron since these are the things under the notocord, but I have no idea can someone please help??

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by 113zami
Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:49 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: implanting notocord in frog embryo
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Views: 1552

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