Two homologous regulatory genes, lin-12 and glp-1, have overlapping functions.


Two homologous genes, lin-12 and glp-1, encode transmembrane proteins required for regulatory cell interactions during C. elegans development. Based on their single mutant phenotypes, each gene has been thought to govern a distinct set of cell fates. We show here that lin-12 and glp-1 are functionally redundant during embryogenesis: Unlike either single… (More)