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Carnegie Stages 7 showing the primitive streak and node regions of the embryonic dics

Features: embryonic disc, primitive node, primative streak, primative groove, yolk sac

Facts: Week 3, 15 - 17 days, 0.4 mm

View 1: embryonic disc, showing the epiblast viewed from the amniotic (dorsal) side.

Stage 7 Labelled | Stage 7 Molecular | Stage 7 SEM | Stage 8

Events: Gastrulation is continuing as cells migrate from the epiblast, continuing to form mesoderm.

Mesoderm lies between the ectoderm and endoderm as a continuous sheet except at the buccopharyngeal and cloacal membranes. These membranes have ectoderm and endoderm only and will lie at the rostral (head) and caudal (tail) of the gastrointestinal tract.

From the primitive node a tube extends under the ectoderm in the opposite direction to the primitive streak. This tube forms first the axial process then notochordal process, then finally the notochord.

The notochord is a key to embryonic folding and regulation of ectoderm and mesoderm differentiation. It lies in the rostrocordal axis and the embryonic disc will fold either side ventrally, pinching off a portion of the yolk sac to form the lining of the gastrointestinal tract.


  • Blue dot - primitive node
  • grey line - primitive streak


Stage 7 Links: :Carnegie stage 7 | Gastrulation | Mesoderm

Reference

Image Source: UNSW Embryology

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current11:13, 10 August 2009Thumbnail for version as of 11:13, 10 August 2009690 × 800 (69 KB)MarkHill (talk | contribs)Carnegie Stages 7 showing the primitive streak and node regions of the embryonic dics Features: embryonic disc, primitive node, primative streak, primative groove, yolk sac Facts: Week 3, 15 - 17 days, 0.4 mm View 1: embryonic disc, showing the epiblas