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Mouse Embryo (E18.5) Cochlea SEM

Note the inner hair cells (single row) and outer hair cells (3 rows).

The stereocilia can be seen arranged in a shallow "V" shape similar to an "organ pipe" arrangement.

Links: Cochlea overview SEM | Base region SEM | Mid-base and Apex region SEM | Mid-base region SEM | Mid-base hair cells SEM | Inner Ear Development | Hearing | Mouse Development


Kiernan AE, Xu J & Gridley T. (2006). The Notch ligand JAG1 is required for sensory progenitor development in the mammalian inner ear. PLoS Genet. , 2, e4. PMID: 16410827 DOI.


© 2006 Kiernan et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Figure 5. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.0020004.g005 (images cropped and relabelled from full figure)

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