Histogenesis of Skeletal Musculature

  • Radivoj V. Krstić


At an early stage of development (in humans at about day 20), somites (Fig. A1) appear lateral to the neural groove (Fig. A2). The somite cells proliferate and some migrate to the notochord (Fig. B1), where they form the sclerotome (Fig. B2). Subsequently, a new cell layer, the myotome (Fig.C1), develops from the somite wall.


Satellite Cell Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Skeletal Muscle Fiber Striate Muscle Fiber Doplasmic Reticulum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Radivoj V. Krstić
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  1. 1.Institut d’Histologie et d’EmbryologieUniversité de LausanneLausanneSwitzerland

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