Secondary Induction: Overview

Abstract

Secondary induction is the tissue interaction governing cell differentiation and morphogenesis throughout embryonic development.

Keywords: embryonic induction; epithelial–mesenchymal interactions; competence; signal transmission; developmental options

Figure 1.

Alternation of directive and permissive inductions during development followed by gradual restriction of the developmental options.

Figure 2.

Branching pattern of the ureter‐derived epithelium in the kidney visualized by whole‐mount staining with an antibody against epithelial keratin.

Figure 3.

Strategy of the reciprocal combination of the mammary epithelium and mesenchyme from a wild‐type mouse and from an androgen‐insensitive mutant (Tfm mutant).

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Saxén, Lauri(Apr 2001) Secondary Induction: Overview. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0001140]