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Dorsal view and median reconstruction

Dorsal view and median reconstruction of No. 7801 stage 6, in alignment. The dorsal view, which is based on a graphic reconstruction by the present writers, shows the location of the primitive streak and primitive groove. The median reconstruction is based on a drawing by James F. Didusch (Heuser et al., 1945, Plate 3). The primitive streak is indicated by vertical lines, and the cross-hatched area (containing a question mark) suggests the site of the future cloacal membrane. The connecting stalk comprises amnio-embryonic and umbilical stalks. The figure references are to the sections reproduced by Heuser et al., 1945, Plates 1 and 2.

Fig. 6-5. O'Rahilly and Müller, 1987.

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Keywords: amnio-embryonic stalk, amniotic cavity, cloacal membrane, connecting stalk, primitive groove, primitive streak, umbilical stalk, umbilical vesicle cavity

Source: The Virtual Human Embryo.