Caenorhabditis elegans Embryo: Establishment of Asymmetry
Published Online: 24 APR 2006
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Rose, L. S. and Basham, S. E. 2006. Caenorhabditis elegans Embryo: Establishment of Asymmetry. eLS. .
- Published Online: 24 APR 2006
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In Caenorhabditis elegans, anterior/posterior asymmetry is established in the one-cell embryo in response to the sperm's position. Polarity proteins become localized in cortical domains and function to produce asymmetric expression patterns of regulators of developmental fate.
- C. elegans;
- asymmetric division;
- cell-fate specification