Effects of gravity on early embryogenesis [correction of embryogeneis] in Caenorhabditis elegans.

Yohei Sasagawa, Yuko Saito, Minobu Shimizu, Hideyuki Takahashi, Noriaki Ishioka, Keiji Fukui, Masamichi Yamashita, Atsushi Higashitani

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Abstract

The embryonic development of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans was examined under different gravitational conditions. The embryos after fertilization normally hatched under hypergravity (200 G) or 3D-clinorotation, whereas the number of eggs laid from an adult hermaphrodite decreased and their hatching rate was reduced under the hypergravity condition. The first cleavage plane in the 1-cell embryo was slid to some extent by re-orientation of liquid culture vessel, but the pattern and timing of cleavages were not affected.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-218
Number of pages2
JournalBiological sciences in space = Uchū seibutsu kagaku
Volume17
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Oct

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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