I recently came across this MCQ question when revising for stem cell biology exam.
"How is axis formation in the mouse embryo determined?"
The 5 options are as follow: A. By sperm entry point in the egg; B. By the first cleavage division; C. By the node; D. By signals from the mother; E. By signals from extra-embryonic tissues;
The information online points toward C, but my course material seems to suggest E.
Does anyone know which one is the correct answer, and provide an explanation?
Thank you very much in advance