Gelatinous or Mucous Connective Tissue. Example: Umbilical Cord of a Human Neonate

  • Radivoj V. Krstić


Gelatinous tissue is morphologically very similar to mesenchyme. There is, however, a fundamental difference between the two: Whereas mesenchyme represents a pluripotential tissue, gelatinous tissue is already mature and incapable of further differentiation.


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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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