Interacting genes in nematode dauer larva formation

  title={Interacting genes in nematode dauer larva formation},
  author={Donald L. Riddle and Margaret M. Swanson and Patrice S Albert},
The dauer larva of Caenorhabditis elegans is a developmentally arrested stage induced by starvation or overcrowding. Mutant genes controlling the ability to form dauer larvae interact in a way which allows them to be ordered in a pathway. Mutant phenotypes suggest that the pathway corresponds to neural processing of environmental stimuli. 
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