Carnegie stage 21
Image source: Embryology page Created: 19.03.1999
Carnegie Stages Link
About Carnegie Stages
Carnegie stages are named after the famous US Institute which began collecting and classifying embryos in the early 1900's. Stages are based on the external and/or internal morphological development of the embryo, and are not directly dependent on either age or size. The human embryonic period proper is divided into 23 Carnegie stages. Carnegie stages are based on the external and/or internal morphological development of the embryo, and are not directly dependent on either age or size. Criteria beyond morphological features include age in days, number of somites present, and embryonic length.
The Kyoto Collection images are reproduced with the permission of Prof. Kohei Shiota. Scanning electron micrographs of the Carnegie stages of the early human embryos are reproduced with the permission of Prof Kathy Sulik. Images are for educational tutorial/revision purposes and cannot be reproduced electronically or in writing without permission.
UNSW Embryology Links
- Dr Mark Hill 2009, UNSW Embryology ISBN: 978 0 7334 2609 4 - UNSW CRICOS Provider Code No. 00098G