Developmental potential of fused Caenorhabditis elegans oocytes: generation of giant and twin embryos

Abstract

With their first cleavage blastomeres in Caenorhabditis elegans are fixed to very different developmental programs going along with differential segregation of maternal gene products. To investigate whether indications for a prelocalization of cytoplasmic components can already be found in unfertilized egg cells, we fused mature C. elegans oocytes with the… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00427-002-0232-5

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