Mechanics in embryogenesis and embryonics: prime mover or epiphenomenon?

  title={Mechanics in embryogenesis and embryonics: prime mover or epiphenomenon?},
  author={Richard Gordon},
  journal={The International journal of developmental biology},
  volume={50 2-3},
  • Richard Gordon
  • Published 2006 in
    The International journal of developmental…
Mechanics is shown to be an important, perhaps central component to the differentiation and development of embryos. Mechanics of the nucleus may also be involved in determining which genes are expressed in a given cell. There are two major approaches at present to the mechanics of differentiation in embryos: morphomechanics and differentiation waves. These are compared in detail, to provide a starting point for future experimental work to bring them into one conceptual framework. This may… CONTINUE READING