Mesoderm is the middle layer of the three germ cell layers and appears develops early in the development of animal embryo. Mesoderm lies between the ectoderm and endoderm. All the tissues and organs in the body are derived from one or more of these layers.
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Mesoderm differentiates and subsequently gives rise to gives rise to various tissues and organs of the body. These include
  • Connective tissues
  • Specialized connective tissues like adipose tissue, reticular rissue, cartilage and bone.
  • Muscles- smooth, striated and cardiac
  • Dentine of teeth
  • Heart
  • Bood vessels
  • Kidneys
  • Ovary, uterus, uterine tubes, upper part of vagina
  • Testis, epidydymis, ductus deferens, seminal vesicle and ejaculatory duct.

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