The eutardigrade Thulinia stephaniae has an indeterminate development and the potential to regulate early blastomere ablations

  title={The eutardigrade Thulinia stephaniae has an indeterminate development and the potential to regulate early blastomere ablations},
  author={Andreas Hejnol and Ralf Schnabel},
We present a detailed analysis of the cell lineage of the tardigrade Thulinia stephaniae with a 4D-microscopy system (3D time-lapse recording). The recording, of the entire development from embryogenesis until hatching, allowed us to analyze the fate of single descendants from early blastomeres up to germ layer formation and tissue development. The embryo undergoes an irregular indeterminate cleavage pattern without early fate restriction. During gastrulation, mesodermal and endodermal… 

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