Caenorhabditis elegans Embryogenesis: Genetic Analysis of Cell Specification
Published Online: 26 MAR 2003
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Edgar, L. G. 2003. Caenorhabditis elegans Embryogenesis: Genetic Analysis of Cell Specification. eLS. .
- Published Online: 26 MAR 2003
Cell fate in some early embryonic blastomeres of C. elegans is specified cell autonomously (mosaic development), by proteins localized by cytoskeletal machinery controlled by the par gene products, and in others by cell-to-cell signalling (regulative development), using either the APX-1–GLP-1 (Notch-like) or the Wnt signalling pathway.
- C. elegans;
- cell fate specification;
- regulative development;
- cell-autonomous development;
- Wnt signalling;
- Notch-like signalling