Cellular interactions in early C. elegans embryos.

@article{Priess1987CellularII,
  title={Cellular interactions in early C. elegans embryos.},
  author={James R Priess and J. Nichol Thomson},
  journal={Cell},
  year={1987},
  volume={48 2},
  pages={241-50}
}
In normal development both the anterior and posterior blastomeres in a 2-cell C. elegans embryo produce some descendants that become muscles. We show that cellular interactions appear to be necessary in order for the anterior blastomere to produce these muscles. The anterior blastomere does not produce any muscle descendants after either the posterior blastomere or one of the daughters of the posterior blastomere is removed from the egg. Moreover, we demonstrate that a daughter of the anterior… CONTINUE READING
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