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Paraxial Mesoderm >

Head Mesoderm

The head mesoderm is generated at the onset of gastrulation and is in place by mid-gastrulation stages. This mesodermal tissue is located on either side of the brain, from forebrain to hindbrain levels, and gives rise to the genuine head muscles with some contribution to head skeleton (caudal skull bones; e.g., parietal bone). 
Cranial Mesoderm, Somitomeres
Head Mesoderm
Multiple Ancestors Single Ancestor No Descendants Develops from Part of Parent