Centrosome dynamics in early embryos of Caenorhabditis elegans.

  title={Centrosome dynamics in early embryos of Caenorhabditis elegans.},
  author={H H Keating and John White},
  journal={Journal of cell science},
  volume={111 ( Pt 20)},
The early Caenorhabditis elegans embryo divides with a stereotyped pattern of cleavages to produce cells that vary in developmental potential. Differences in cleavage plane orientation arise between the anterior and posterior cells of the 2-cell embryo as a result of asymmetries in centrosome positioning. Mechanisms that position centrosomes are thought to involve interactions between microtubules and the cortex, however, these mechanisms remain poorly defined. Interestingly, in the early… CONTINUE READING