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About: bessonnard

PhD in Developmental Biology (Claire Chazaud lab) Post-doc (Daniel Constam lab) Specialist in Early Mouse Development

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When real life becomes equations: Control of Epiblast and Primitive Endoderm specification during mouse preimplantation development.

Posted by on September 23rd, 2014

During mouse preimplantation development, the zygote divides and forms three distinct lineages: one embryonic called the Epiblast (Epi) and two extraembryonic called trophectoderm (TE) and Primitive Endoderm (PrE). The first cell fate decision occurs at the morula stage (from 16-cell to 32-cell) between TE and the Inner Cell Mass (ICM) and the second cell fate[…]