A cytoplasmic determinant for dorsal axis formation in an early embryo of Xenopus laevis.

@article{Yuge1990ACD,
  title={A cytoplasmic determinant for dorsal axis formation in an early embryo of Xenopus laevis.},
  author={M Yuge and Yoshitaka Kobayakawa and M Fujisue and Kiyotaka Yamana},
  journal={Development},
  year={1990},
  volume={110 4},
  pages={1051-6}
}
In Xenopus laevis, dorsal cells that arise at the future dorsal side of an early cleaving embryo have already acquired the ability to cause axis formation. Since the distribution of cytoplasmic components is markedly heterogeneous in an egg and embryo, it has been supposed that the dorsal cells are endowed with the activity to form axial structures by inheriting a unique cytoplasmic component or components localized in the dorsal region of an egg or embryo. However, there has been no direct… CONTINUE READING