Claudia Wittmann

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In a 4-cell stage C. elegans embryo, signaling by the P2 blastomere induces anterior-posterior polarity in the adjacent EMS blastomere, leading to endoderm formation. We have taken genetic and reverse genetic approaches toward understanding the molecular basis for this induction. These studies have identified a set of genes with sequence similarity to genes(More)
Clusters of homeobox-containing HOM-C/hox genes determine the morphology of animal body plans and body parts and are thought to mediate positional information. Here, we describe the onset of embryonic expression of ceh-13, the Caenorhabditis elegans orthologue of the Drosophila labial gene, which is the earliest gene of the C. elegans Hox gene cluster to be(More)
The Caenorhabditis elegans lin-39, mab-5 and egl-5 Hox genes specify cell fates along the anterior-posterior body axis of the nematode during postembryonic development, but little is known about Hox gene functions during embryogenesis. Here, we show that the C. elegans labial-like gene ceh-13 is expressed in cells of many different tissues and lineages and(More)
Three homeobox-containing genes from the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans are described. Two of them (ceh-11 and ceh-12) were isolated from a genomic library by hybridization at low stringency with the Ascaris lumbricoides homeobox AHB-1. The first clone contains a homeobox defining a new class of homeoboxes (ceh-11). This gene maps on the third chromosome(More)
A collaborative study for quantification of Anisakis larvae in spiked farmed salmon fillets was conducted by 12 laboratories in 2012, using a modified Codex method (CODEX STAN 244). N = 6 samples with a different number of Anisakis larvae including two blind duplicates were analyzed by participants. All laboratories applied the same modified digestion(More)
The chromo domain is a phylogenetically conserved sequence motif which was identified as a region of homology between the repressor protein Pc and the heterochromatin constitutive protein HP1 of Drosophila. The specific function of the chromo domain is not yet understood, but it seems to be required for protein-protein interactions in chromatin-associated(More)
A gene (rtr-1) coding for the tRNAArgACG has been isolated and characterized from the nematode, Caenorhabditis elegans. The coding portion is not interrupted by an intron and is followed by a track of four thymidines associated with termination by RNA polymerase III. The predicted mature product is 76 nucleotides (nt) long including the CCA tail, and is(More)
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