ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-080108-1
The teleost dermomyotome
Stellabotte, F., and Devoto, S.H.
Date: 2007
Source: Developmental dynamics : an official publication of the American Association of Anatomists   236(9): 2432-2443 (Review)
Registered Authors: Devoto, Stephen Henri, Stellabotte, Frank
Keywords: myotome, anterior border cells, cell fate, paraxial mesoderm, somite, zebrafish, fast muscle, pax7, myogenesis, ABC
MeSH Terms:
  • Animals
  • Body Patterning
  • Cell Differentiation
  • Cell Lineage
  • Dermis/embryology*
  • Dermis/physiology*
  • Developmental Biology/methods*
  • Embryo, Nonmammalian/physiology*
  • Fishes/embryology*
  • Fishes/physiology*
  • Models, Anatomic
  • Models, Biological
  • Muscles/embryology*
  • Muscles/physiology*
  • Signal Transduction
  • Zebrafish
PubMed: 17654604 Full text @ Dev. Dyn.
Recent work in teleosts has renewed interest in the dermomyotome, which was initially characterized in the late 19th century. We review the evidence for the teleost dermomyotome, comparing it to the more well-characterized amniote dermomyotome. We discuss primary myotome morphogenesis, the relationship between the primary myotome and the dermomyotome, the differentiation of axial muscle, appendicular muscle, and dermis from the dermomyotome, and the signaling molecules that regulate myotome growth from myogenic precursors within the dermomyotome. The recognition of a dermomyotome in teleosts provides a new perspective on teleost muscle growth, as well as a fruitful approach to understanding the vertebrate dermomyotome.