Ca2+ as a messenger of dorsal--ventral polarity formation in frog (Rana temporaria) eggs.

Abstract

Three methods of Ca2+ administration were used to influence the location of the grey crescent and the dorsal lip of blastopore in R temporaria eggs, ie a Ca2+ microinjection into the subcortical cytoplasm, egg pricking in high Ca2+ solutions and Ca2+ ionophore A23187 microinjection and application. The treatments all induced grey crescent and dorsal lip of… (More)

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