Lower Urinary Tract

Early Genitourinary System

Male Reproductive System

Female Reproductive System



Organ Summary - Metanephros

Renal capsule


renal capsule


The development of the murine kidneys

The detailed events associated with the differentiation of the nephrogenic mesenchyme are somewhat complex. It has been suggested that each terminal branch of the ureteric bud stimulates the associated cap mesenchyme tissue to form a renal vesicle (the most primitive stage of nephron development: a stage I nephron). This then elongates, becomes a comma-shaped and then an S-shaped body (stage II nephron), and makes contact with and fuses with the distal component of the ureteric bud. The latter then forms the collecting duct. (moreā€¦)