MCAT Biology – Germ Layers
- Mar 18, 2015
- MCAT Biology, MCAT Blog, MCAT Question of the Day
The lining of the digestive tract and the respiratory tract develops from which germ layer?
a) I only
b) II only
c) III only
d) I and II
The lining of the digestive tract and the respiratory tract develops from the endoderm. As a rule of thumb for the MCAT, think of the fetus developing from a tube. Skin and nervous systems develop from ectoderm (outside of tube), digestive tract and respiratory tract from endoderm (inside of tube), and cardiovascular, skeletal, and muscle tissues develop from mesoderm (in-between outside and inside of tube). On MCAT questions, tissues will almost always develop from one germ-layer only.
a) I only, correct.
b) II only, incorrect.
c) III only, incorrect.
d) I and II, incorrect.
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