The middle germ layer of the embryo, between the endoderm and ectoderm. [ ]

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Term information

database cross reference

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

depicted by

external definition

Primary germ layer that is the middle of the embryonic germ layers.[AAO]

has alternative id


has related synonym

embryonic mesoderm
mesodermal mantle
entire mesoderm

homology notes

The Bilateria are triploblastic (with true endoderm, mesoderm, and ectoderm) (...).[well established][VHOG]



never in taxon

taxon notes

sponges do not seem to have a mesoderm and accordingly Amphimedon lacks transcription factors involved in mesoderm development (Fkh, Gsc, Twist, Snail)[]. Mesoderm may not be homologous across verteberates