Of gradients and genes: Developmental concepts of Theodor Boveri and his students

  • Klaus D Sander
  • Published 1994 in Roux's archives of developmental biology


G radients, for decades a "dirty word in developmental biology (Lawrence 1992), have become respectable of late and are likely to stay with us after their role in pattern formation has been demonstrated at the level of gene regulation (Driever and Ntisslein-Volhard 1988). The present essay is to illuminate the often misunderstood "relativistic" gradient… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00457799