A maternal RNA localized in the yellow crescent is segregated to the larval muscle cells during ascidian development.

@article{Swalla1995AMR,
  title={A maternal RNA localized in the yellow crescent is segregated to the larval muscle cells during ascidian development.},
  author={Billie J. Swalla and William R Jeffery},
  journal={Developmental biology},
  year={1995},
  volume={170 2},
  pages={
          353-64
        }
}
A cDNA library prepared from one-cell zygotes of the ascidian Styela clava was screened with probes from isolated cellular fractions to identify clones encoding RNAs localized in the yellow crescent or myoplasm, a cytoskeletal domain with multiple developmental roles. The differential screen yielded five overlapping cDNA (Styela clava yellow crescent or ScYC) clones encoding a 1.2-kb polyadenylated RNA (yellow crescent or YC RNA) which is present throughout embryonic development. In situ… CONTINUE READING