The Biology of Development

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The basic body plan emerges during ________, with the formation of the gut cavity and the three germ layers.
Gastrulation.
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Embryos must specify three axes. What are they?
Anterior-posterior, dorsal-ventral, left-right
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What are 'somites'?
Repeated blocks of muscle, which are the most obvious manifestations of the segmented body plan in vertebrates.
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What is meant by 'cell fate'?
The specialised cell type that a blastula cell or its descendants will differentiate into in the course of normal development.
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What is a 'fate map'?
A diagram summarising the fate of all the regions of an early stage embryo.
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Before commitment begins, if you transplant a cell to a neutral environments, what will happen?
It will give rise to cell types other than those that are its normal fate.
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