Caenorhabditis elegans morphogenesis: the role of the cytoskeleton in elongation of the embryo.

@article{Priess1986CaenorhabditisEM,
  title={Caenorhabditis elegans morphogenesis: the role of the cytoskeleton in elongation of the embryo.},
  author={James R Priess and D I Hirsh},
  journal={Developmental biology},
  year={1986},
  volume={117 1},
  pages={156-73}
}
During development Caenorhabditis elegans changes from an embryo that is relatively spherical in shape to a long thin worm. This paper provides evidence that the elongation of the body is caused by the outermost layer of embryonic cells, the hypodermis, squeezing the embryo circumferentially. The hypodermal cells surround the embryo and are linked together by cellular junctions. Numerous circumferentially oriented bundles of microfilaments are present at the outer surfaces of the hypodermal… CONTINUE READING
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