Primordial germ cells: the blueprint for a piscine life

  title={Primordial germ cells: the blueprint for a piscine life},
  author={Goro Yoshizaki and Yutaka Takeuchi and Terumasa Kobayashi and Shoko Ihara and Toshio Takeuchi},
  journal={Fish Physiology and Biochemistry},
Germ cells prior to sex differentiation are called primordial germ cells (PGCs). They are the progenitor cells of the germ cell lineage and possess the ability to differentiate into either spermatogonia or oogonia. In all animals examined to date, PGCs are set aside from somatic cell lineages during early embryonic development. Recent studies of fish germ… CONTINUE READING