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The Developmental Phases of Zebrafish Myogenesis

Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, Monash University, Victoria 3800, Australia
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J. Dev. Biol. 2019, 7(2), 12; https://doi.org/10.3390/jdb7020012
Received: 30 April 2019 / Revised: 16 May 2019 / Accepted: 31 May 2019 / Published: 2 June 2019
The development and growth of vertebrate axial muscle have been studied for decades at both the descriptive and molecular level. The zebrafish has provided an attractive model system for investigating both muscle patterning and growth due to its simple axial musculature with spatially separated fibre types, which contrasts to complex muscle groups often deployed in amniotes. In recent years, new findings have reshaped previous concepts that define how final teleost muscle form is established and maintained. Here, we summarise recent findings in zebrafish embryonic myogenesis with a focus on fibre type specification, followed by an examination of the molecular mechanisms that control muscle growth with emphasis on the role of the dermomyotome-like external cell layer. We also consider these data sets in a comparative context to gain insight into the evolution of axial myogenic patterning systems within the vertebrate lineage. View Full-Text
Keywords: muscle; zebrafish; development; primary myogenesis; adaxial cells; growth; secondary myogenesis; external cell layer; evolution muscle; zebrafish; development; primary myogenesis; adaxial cells; growth; secondary myogenesis; external cell layer; evolution
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Keenan, S.R.; Currie, P.D. The Developmental Phases of Zebrafish Myogenesis. J. Dev. Biol. 2019, 7, 12. https://doi.org/10.3390/jdb7020012

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Keenan SR, Currie PD. The Developmental Phases of Zebrafish Myogenesis. Journal of Developmental Biology. 2019; 7(2):12. https://doi.org/10.3390/jdb7020012

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Keenan, Samuel R., and Peter D. Currie 2019. "The Developmental Phases of Zebrafish Myogenesis" Journal of Developmental Biology 7, no. 2: 12. https://doi.org/10.3390/jdb7020012

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