Caenorhabditis elegans: Determination of Germ Cell Fate
Published Online: 3 MAY 2005
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Schierenberg, E. 2005. Caenorhabditis elegans: Determination of Germ Cell Fate. eLS. .
- Published Online: 3 MAY 2005
Considerable differences exist between germ cells and somatic cells with respect to developmental programmes and control of gene expression. During germ cell formation several decisions have to be made. Recent progress has helped to elucidate the control of developmental choices, such as those between proliferation or differentiation, mitotis or meiosis, life or programmed cell death, sperm or oocyte.
- sex determination;
- gene regulation