Follistatin possesses trunk and tail organizer activity and lacks head organizer activity.

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In this report the organizer activity of follistatin was examined by transplantation of pieces of the animal cap, isolated from embryos injected with follistatin mRNA, into the blastocoele of an early host blastula (Einsteck explants). Host embryos developed a secondary axis consisting of myotomes, notochord and neural tube of the trunk or tail character… (More)

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