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We have identified and characterized zebrafish eve1, a novel member of the Drosophila even-skipped (eve) gene family. eve1 RNAs are expressed initially in late blastulae with a peak during the gastrula stage, at which time expression is confined to ventral and lateral cells of the marginal zone of the zebrafish embryo. Later, eve1 transcripts are located in(More)
Gastrulation and formation of the neural plate are major steps in early vertebrate embryogenesis. Although morphogenetic movements leading to the formation of the primary germ layers have been extensively described, the mechanisms governing migration of mesodermal cells and their interactions with ectoderm remain ill-defined. A large body of evidence(More)
The zebrafish Sox-19 belongs to the Sry subfamily of HMG (Hight Mobility Group) box genes and is closely related to the Sox sub-group B, comprising the mouse Sox-1, Sox-2 and Sox-3 genes, with respect to both HMG box homology (95.3%) and neural expression during embryogenesis. Analysis of Sox-19 expression during embryogenesis by whole-mount in-situ(More)
The even-skipped-related homeobox genes (evx) are widely distributed through animal kingdom and are thought to play key role in posterior body patterning and neurogenesis. We have cloned and analyzed the expression of evx1 in zebrafish (see also Borday et al. (Dev. Dyn. 220 (2001) in press) which displays a dynamic and restricted expression pattern during(More)
The zygotic expression of the eve1 gene is restricted to the ventral and lateral cells of the marginal zone. At later stages, the mRNAs are localized in the most posterior part of the extending tail tip. An eve1 clone (pcZf14), containing a poly-A tail, has been isolated. In order to address eve1 gene function, pcZf14 transcript injections into zebrafish(More)
The effects of 1,2-propanediol, a cryoprotectant used for the freezing of embryos, were tested on the organization of microtubules and microfilaments in mouse oocytes arrested in metaphase II. At low doses (less than or equal to 1.0 M), 1,2-propanediol induced disorganization of the meiotic spindle but at 1.5 M and higher, it stabilized the spindle.(More)
We have identified and characterized the zebrafish eve1 homeo box gene, a member of the Drosophila even-skipped (eve) gene family. eve1 is expressed in the most posterior part of the tail bud during somitogenesis. During gastrulation, transcripts are confined to ventral and lateral cells of the marginal zone of the embryo. We show that LiCl, known to(More)
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