Understanding the mechanism of the dormant dauer formation of C. elegans: from genetics to biochemistry.

@article{Wang2009UnderstandingTM,
  title={Understanding the mechanism of the dormant dauer formation of C. elegans: from genetics to biochemistry.},
  author={Yunbiao Wang and Anastasia N. Ezemaduka and Yan Tang and Zengyi Chang},
  journal={IUBMB life},
  year={2009},
  volume={61 6},
  pages={607-12}
}
Dauer is a dormancy state that may occur at the end of developmental stage L1 or L2 of Caenorhabditis elegans when the environmental conditions are unfavorable (e.g., lack of food, high temperature, or overcrowding) for further growth. Dauer is a nonaging duration that does not affect the postdauer adult lifespan. Major molecular events would include the sensing of the environmental cues, the transduction of the signals into the cells, and the subsequent integration of the signals that result… CONTINUE READING

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