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LifeMap Discovery™: The Embryonic Development, Stem Cells, and Regenerative Medicine Research Portal

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The Developmental Ontology Tree.

An interactive viewer available at the organ/tissue level. The ontology tree presents a low-resolution overview of organ/tissue development, and facilitates navigation by clickable entities that open the related card. The lower image shows the full ontology tree starting from the zygote, through the three germ layers; ectoderm, mesoderm and endoderm and to their derived organs and tissues. The upper image is an enlargement showing the contribution of the neural crest to the development of multiple tissues such as bone, cartilage and skeletal muscle as it is displayed in the database.

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