Cytoskeleton in Development by Elaine L. Bearer (Eds.)

By Elaine L. Bearer (Eds.)

This article includes essays on 3 issues in early improvement: egg activation, gastrulation, and terminal differentiation. every one essay describes the contributions of actin, tubulin, and their linked proteins to developmentally major occasions in embryos of varied species.

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A. , 1984; see Fig. 4A). The formation of this structure identifies the vegetal hemisphere. Whitfield, C. C. Wylie, and E. L. Bearer, unpublished observations), as well as two of the putative factors involved in the future developmental program: the germplasm, containing polar granules, that becomes segregated into the future germ cells during the cleavage stages (Heasman et a f . , 1984), and Veg- 1 mRNA, encoding a member of the transforming growth factor B (TGF-B) family (Weeks and Melton, 1987; Yisraeli and Melton, 1988).

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