Genital cord

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Related to gonadal ridge: mesonephric duct, urogenital ridge
(Anat.) a cord developed in the fetus by the union of portions of the Wolffian and Müllerian ducts and giving rise to parts of the urogenital passages in both sexes.

See also: Genital

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After the PGCs have been specified as the independent germ lineage, they must make their way to the gonadal ridge, proliferating en route, where they will receive subsequent differentiation cues for sex-specific development.
DISCUSSION: Gonadal ridge formation from primordial germ cells initiates the process of formation of testes or ovary.
Sneath proposed that inflammation over two opposing peritoneal surfaces namely, the gonadal ridge and spleen, could cause fusion.
Several theories have been proposed to explain testicular duplication, including division of the gonadal ridge and degeneration of parts of the mesonephric duct.
In the current study, we evaluated the occurrence of 3 types of cell death in murine embryonic gonadal ridges and neonatal ovaries.
Number of stage (+) WFA positive cells WFA positive cells in 19 (P&I) * in the left gonadal the right gonadal ridges embryo (n) ridges (mean [+ or -] SD) (mean [+ or -] SD) 1 141 (20 [+ or -] 4) 103 (15 [+ or -] 4) 2 211 (21 [+ or -] 6) 142 (14 [+ or -] 3) 3 294 (29 [+ or -] 7) 221 (22 [+ or -] 5) 4 230 (23 [+ or -] 3) 316 (32 [+ or -] 9) 5 336 (34 [+ or -] 5) 323 (32 [+ or -] 6) 6 284 (28 [+ or -] 4) 277 (28 [+ or -] 3) Total 1,496 (26 [+ or -] 7) 1,382 (24 [+ or -] 9) * Stage classified according to Padgett and Ivey, 1960 (P&I) [17].