Subcortical rotation in Xenopus eggs: an early step in embryonic axis specification.

@article{Vincent1987SubcorticalRI,
  title={Subcortical rotation in Xenopus eggs: an early step in embryonic axis specification.},
  author={Jean-Paul Vincent and John C. Gerhart},
  journal={Developmental biology},
  year={1987},
  volume={123 2},
  pages={526-39}
}
The amphibian egg undergoes a rotation of its subcortical cytoplasm relative to its surface during the first cell cycle. Nile blue spots applied to the egg periphery move with the subcortical cytoplasm and make rotation directly observable (J.-P. Vincent, G.F. Oster, and J. C. Gerhart (1986). Dev. Biol. 113, 484). We have previously shown that the direction of rotation accurately predicts the orientation of the embryonic axis developed by the egg. This suggests an important role for subcortical… CONTINUE READING

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