Anteroposterior Pattern Formation in the Leech Embryo

  title={Anteroposterior Pattern Formation in the Leech Embryo},
  author={Marty Shankland},
Publisher Summary The leech embryo develops via a stereotyped sequence of cell divisions, and thus it is feasible to uniquely identify cells of the developing embryo by their lineage history. In glossiphoniid leeches such as Helobdella triserialis and Theromyzon rude, the early embryo is large and readily amenable to experimental manipulation. Considerable progress has been made in understanding the cellular events and to some extent also the molecular events that underlie the initial… CONTINUE READING