Embryology: Germ Layers and Regulative Development
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Embryology: Germ Layers and Regulative Development

This quiz covers the concept of germ layers, scope of embryology and the role of cytoplasmic determinants in regulative development. It explores the fate of daughter cells and micromeres and macromeres.

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What is a characteristic of micromeres during embryonic development?

Limited cell fates due to unequal cytoplasmic distribution

Which process of embryonic development is characterized by unequal cell division?

Cleavage

What is the primary mechanism of cell fate determination in regulative development?

Cell-to-cell interactions

During which stage of embryonic development do the three primary body axes form?

<p>Gastrulation</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the process by which the shape and structure of tissues and organs are formed?

<p>Morphogenesis</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which process involves the transition from gastrulation to the formation of precursor cells for organs?

<p>Organogenesis</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the term for the study of the development and formation of gametes?

<p>Gametogenesis</p> Signup and view all the answers

During which stage of embryonic development do the precursor cells of an organ form?

<p>Organogenesis</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the process by which tissues and organs acquire their specific functions?

<p>Differentiation</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the term for the study of the formation and development of the embryo?

<p>Embryology</p> Signup and view all the answers

During which stage of embryonic development do body axes (anterior-posterior, dorsal-ventral, and left-right) form?

<p>Gastrulation</p> Signup and view all the answers

What occurs at the cleavage stage of embryonic development?

<p>Maternal factors become depleted</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary function of the Balbiani Body during oogenesis?

<p>Transporting maternal factors to the vegetal cortex</p> Signup and view all the answers

What type of genes are activated during the gastrula stage of embryonic development?

<p>Only zygotic genes</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary mechanism by which the anterior-posterior axis is established during embryonic development?

<p>Through the inductive properties of cells in the dorsal lip of the blastopore</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the term for the progressive expression of new proteins and signaling factors during embryonic development?

<p>Progressively formed guidelines</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary function of microtubules during oogenesis?

<p>Transporting maternal factors</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the term for the process by which cells acquire specific fates during embryonic development?

<p>Cell fate determination</p> Signup and view all the answers

During which stage of embryonic development do the precursor cells of organs form?

<p>Organogenesis</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary outcome of morphogenesis during embryonic development?

<p>Formation of the general body plan characteristic of the species</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the result of cell differentiation, pattern formation, and morphogenesis during embryonic development?

<p>Growth of the embryo</p> Signup and view all the answers

During mosaic development, what is the primary factor that determines the fate of daughter cells?

<p>Inherited determinants</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the key difference between mosaic development and regulative development?

<p>The flexibility of cell fate</p> Signup and view all the answers

During embryonic development, what is the primary function of asymmetrically distributing molecules that regulate development?

<p>To determine cell fate</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the term for the process of creating the general body plan characteristic of the species during embryonic development?

<p>Morphogenesis</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary outcome of cell differentiation during embryonic development?

<p>Pattern formation</p> Signup and view all the answers

During embryonic development, what is the primary role of cleavage?

<p>To produce cells with limited developmental potential</p> Signup and view all the answers

Study Notes

Germ Layers and Embryonic Development

  • During mosaic development, cleavages produce cells with limited developmental potential, whereas in regulative development, cleavages produce cells with unlimited developmental potential.
  • In regulative development, cell-to-cell interactions regulate development.

Key Processes of Development

  • Cleavage division precedes gastrula and neurula stages.
  • Pattern formation (body axes formation) starts between gastrula and neurula stages.
  • Gastrulation and neurulation are key stages in embryonic development.
  • Histogenesis (tissue formation) and differentiation occur later in development.
  • Morphogenesis is the process of body formation due to cell differentiation.

Body Axes Formation

  • Three body axes are formed: anterior-posterior, dorsal-ventral, and left-right axes.
  • Pattern formation and morphogenesis occur during gastrulation and neurulation.

Developmental Processes

  • Fertilization triggers development, and polyspermy prevention mechanisms exist.
  • Gametogenesis includes spermatogenesis and oogenesis.
  • Cleavage patterns and influences fuel the onset of development.

Cell Differentiation and Growth

  • Cell differentiation leads to specific functions and specialization.
  • Growth results from cell differentiation, pattern formation, and morphogenesis.

Comparison of Mosaic and Regulative Development

  • Mosaic development is characterized by limited developmental potential, whereas regulative development has unlimited developmental potential.
  • Mosaic development relies on cytoplasmic determinants, whereas regulative development relies on cell-to-cell interactions.

Egg Cytoarchitecture and Developmental Guidelines

  • Maternal factors are initially in control, but are depleted during the cleavage stage.
  • Zygotic genes are activated during the blastula stage, and new proteins are expressed progressively during gastrulation.
  • Developmental guidelines are formed progressively through the interaction of maternal and zygotic factors.

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