The Wnt gene family encodes a set of signalling molecules implicated in the development of a wide range of organisms. We have recently cloned partial cDNA sequences of murine Wnt-11 and Wnt-12. Here, we describe the spatio-temporal expression patterns of both genes during mouse embryogenesis. Wnt-11 expression is first detected within the truncus arteriosus from 8.25 dpc. By 9.5 dpc, Wnt-11 expression is detected in the somites at the medial junction of the dermatome and the myotome. Wnt-11 transcripts are also detected in limb bud mesenchyme from the time the bud is first visible. Wnt-12 is detected in the apical ectodermal ridge from 10.5 dpc. The implications of these expression patterns are discussed.