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WHAT IS BLASTULA?

WHAT IS BLASTULA?

Grade:10

2 Answers

Aarti Gupta
askIITians Faculty 300 Points
6 years ago
Blastula or blastodermic vesicle is one of the stage of embryonic development.When blastomeres undergo several segmentation divisions,they take the shape of a solid ball of cells,which looks like a mulberry.This stage of development is called as morula.Now this morula undergoes differentiation which leads to the formation of blastula.There is dynamic rearrangement of small blastomeres due to which morula gets changed to blastula and a central cavity is formed inside the morula.Such sphere of cells with a cavity located inside the centre is called as blastodermic vesicle or the blastula.Morula can be compared to solid cricket bell,the blastula can be copmared to hollow tennis ball.
Raheema Javed
156 Points
6 years ago
The blastula is a hollow sphere of cells, referred to as blastomeres, surrounding an inner fluid-filled cavity called the blastocoele formed during an early stage of embryonic development in animals. Embryo development begins with a sperm fertilizing an egg to become a zygote which undergoes many cleavages to develop into a ball of cells called a morula. Only when the blastocoele is formed does the early embryo become a blastula. The blastula precedes the formation of the gastrula in which the germ layers of the embryo form.

A common feature of a vertebrate blastula is that it consists of a layer of blastomeres, known as the blastoderm, which surrounds the blastocoele. In mammals the blastula is referred to as a blastocyst. The blastocyst contains an embryoblast (or inner cell mass) that will eventually give rise to the definitive structures of the fetus, and the trophoblast, which goes on to form the extra-embryonic tissues258-760_250px-Blastulation.png258-1589_220px-Blastula_(PSF).jpg

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