Figure 3. Development of the adenohypophysis.

Figure 3

Development of the adenohypophysis. (A) Schematic representation of a sagittal section through the stomodeum of an early mouse embryo. The boxed area corresponds to the region from which the future adenohypophysis will develop as shown in subsequent panels. (B) Invagination of the oral ectoderm and evagination of the roof of the diencephalon give rise to Rathke’s pouch and infundibulum, respectively. (C) Sequence of morphogenetic processes associated with the development of the adenohypophysis (Rathke’s pouch) and neurohypophysis into the pituitary gland.

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Induction and Segregation of the Vertebrate Cranial Placodes.
Park BY, Saint-Jeannet JP.
San Rafael (CA): Morgan & Claypool Life Sciences; 2010.
Copyright © 2010 by Morgan & Claypool Life Sciences.

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