Notochordal Tissue. Fetus of the Mouse
In mammals, the notochord only forms during embryonic development. Here it functions primarily as an organizer for the surrounding, more highly developed types of tissue and not, as in lower animals, as a kind of supporting organ. In addition, it induces the development of the neural tube.
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