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Genes involved in tissue and organ development

Ectoderm and Epidermis

What distinguishes ectoderm from epidermis?

Genes expressed in the amnioserosa


Genes expressed in ectoderm and epidermis


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What distinguishes ectoderm from epidermis?

The ectoderm is the outer germ layer of the embryo, to be distinguished from the endoderm and mesoderm. Epidermis, derived from ectoderm, is the outer epithelial layer of the embryo, larva and adult; it secretes cuticle, the exoskeleton of the fly.

genes expressed in ectoderm

Genes involved in tissue development

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