The role of mitochondrial rRNAs and nanos protein in germline formation in Drosophila embryos.

@article{Kobayashi2005TheRO,
  title={The role of mitochondrial rRNAs and nanos protein in germline formation in Drosophila embryos.},
  author={Satoru Kobayashi and Kimihiro Sato and Yoshiki Hayashi},
  journal={Zoological science},
  year={2005},
  volume={22 9},
  pages={943-54}
}
Germ cells, represented by male sperm and female eggs, are specialized cells that transmit genetic material from one generation to the next during sexual reproduction. The mechanism by which multicellular organisms achieve the proper separation of germ cells and somatic cells is one of the longest standing issues in developmental biology. In many animal groups, a specialized portion of the egg cytoplasm, or germ plasm, is inherited by the cell lineage that gives rise to the germ cells (germline… CONTINUE READING