Ascidian embryonic development: An emerging model system for the study of cell fate specification in chordates

Gaku Kumano, Hiroki Nishida

研究成果: Review article査読

69 被引用数 (Scopus)

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The ascidian tadpole larva represents the basic body plan of all chordates in a relatively small number of cells and tissue types. Although it had been considered that ascidians develop largely in a determinative way, whereas vertebrates develop in an inductive way, recent studies at the molecular and cellular levels have uncovered several similarities in the way developmental fates are specified. In this review, we describe ascidian embryogenesis and its cell lineages, introduce several characteristics of ascidian embryos, describe recent advances in understanding of the mechanisms of cell fate specification, and discuss them in the context of what is known in vertebrates and other organisms.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)1732-1747
ページ数16
ジャーナルDevelopmental Dynamics
236
7
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2007 7
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 発生生物学

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