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Tara Fresques, Vanesa Zazueta-Novoa, Adrian Reich and Gary M. Wessel Selective accumulation of germ-line associated gene products in early development of the sea star and distinct differences from germ-line development in the sea urchin Developmental Dynamics 243

Version of Record online: 25 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/dvdy.24038

Key findings

  • Sea stars have highly conserved germ line factors.
  • These factors are expressed in patterns that suggest the germ line forms from the posterior enterocoel.
  • The overall data supports the contention that the sea star uses an inductive mechanism of germ line determination, distinct from its near relative, the sea urchin.

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