Convergence and extension movements mediate the specification and fate maintenance of zebrafish slow muscle precursors.

@article{Yin2007ConvergenceAE,
  title={Convergence and extension movements mediate the specification and fate maintenance of zebrafish slow muscle precursors.},
  author={Chunyue Yin and Lilianna Solnica-Krezel},
  journal={Developmental biology},
  year={2007},
  volume={304 1},
  pages={141-55}
}
During vertebrate gastrulation, concurrent inductive events and cell movements fashion the body plan. Convergence and extension (C&E) gastrulation movements narrow the vertebrate embryonic body mediolaterally while elongating it rostrocaudally. Segmented somites are shaped and positioned by C&E alongside the notochord and differentiate into skeleton, fast… CONTINUE READING