Functional and evolutionary insights from the Ciona notochord transcriptome.

Abstract

The notochord of the ascidian Ciona consists of only 40 cells, and is a longstanding model for studying organogenesis in a small, simple embryo. Here, we perform RNAseq on flow-sorted notochord cells from multiple stages to define a comprehensive Ciona notochord transcriptome. We identify 1364 genes with enriched expression and extensively validate the… (More)
DOI: 10.1242/dev.156174

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