Genetic analysis of developmental mechanisms in hydra. VIII. Head-activation and head-inhibition potentials of a slow-budding strain (L4).

@article{Takano1983GeneticAO,
  title={Genetic analysis of developmental mechanisms in hydra. VIII. Head-activation and head-inhibition potentials of a slow-budding strain (L4).},
  author={Jun Takano and Toshihiro Sugiyama},
  journal={Journal of embryology and experimental morphology},
  year={1983},
  volume={78},
  pages={141-68}
}
Morphogenetic potentials involved in head formation were examined in a hydra strain (L4) which has a very low budding rate and a large polyp size, and the results were compared to those of the normal strain (105). Hydra tissue has two types of antagonistic morphogenetic potentials which are thought to play important roles in head structure formation: the head-activation potential and the head-inhibition potential. Lateral tissue transplantation (Webster & Wolpert, 1966) was used to compare the… CONTINUE READING