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Caenorhabditis elegans Embryo: Establishment of Asymmetry

  1. Lesilee S Rose,
  2. Stephen E Basham

Published Online: 24 APR 2006

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0004224

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Rose, L. S. and Basham, S. E. 2006. Caenorhabditis elegans Embryo: Establishment of Asymmetry. eLS. .

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  1. University of California, Davis, California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 APR 2006

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Abstract

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.

Keywords:

  • C. elegans;
  • embryogenesis;
  • asymmetric division;
  • polarity;
  • cell-fate specification