The role of cell death genes during development.


During development, large numbers of cells die by a process known as programmed cell death. This loss of cells plays a number of important roles, including the sculpting of the body form and the removal of vestigial tissues. Data obtained from a variety of organisms has suggested that a cell's 'decision' to die is a differentiative event, requiring the… (More)


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@article{Schwartz1991TheRO, title={The role of cell death genes during development.}, author={L. C. M. W. Schwartz}, journal={BioEssays : news and reviews in molecular, cellular and developmental biology}, year={1991}, volume={13 8}, pages={389-95} }