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Module 8: Figure skeletal muscle myogenesis

Developmental programme of skeletal muscle myogenesis.

The development of skeletal muscle myofibres from embryonic mesodermal cells within the somite provide the precursor cells that pass through a clearly defined sequence of events, during which there is progressive activation of muscle-specific genes (shown in italics at the bottom of the different stages). The different steps of myogenesis are described in the text.