In insects and vertebrates, clusters of Antennapedia class homeobox (HOM-C) genes specify anteroposterior body pattern. The nematode C. elegans also contains a small cluster of HOM-C genes, one of which has been shown to specify positional identity. Here we show that two additional C. elegans HOM-C genes also specify positional identity and that together… (More)
The glp-1 and lin-12 genes mediate several cell interactions during C. elegans development. We have identified the glp-1 gene in a region about 20 kb from lin-12. In collaboration with Yochem and Greenwald (1989; see accompanying paper), we show that a sequence identified by its similarity to lin-12 is in fact glp-1. We find a single 4.4 kb glp-1 transcript… (More)
A single line of epidermal seam cells lies along each side of the nematode C. elegans. During normal development, one of these cells, V5, produces a neuroblast that will give rise to a sensory structure, the postdeirid. If seam cells located either anterior or posterior to V5 are ablated however, this neuroblast formation is blocked. Because of this… (More)
Post-transcriptional regulation of the heterochronic gene lin-14 by the binding of a natural antisense RNA controls the temporal pattern of larval development in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans.