Mesoderm-inducing factors and the control of gastrulation.

  title={Mesoderm-inducing factors and the control of gastrulation.},
  author={James C Smith and Jane E. Howard},
  journal={Development (Cambridge, England). Supplement},
One of the reasons that we know so little about the control of vertebrate gastrulation is that there are very few systems available in which the process can be studied in vitro. In this paper, we suggest that one suitable system might be provided by the use of mesoderm-inducing factors. In amphibian embryos such as Xenopus laevis, gastrulation is driven by cells of the mesoderm, and the mesoderm itself arises through an inductive interaction in which cells of the vegetal hemisphere of the… CONTINUE READING

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