Figure 2. unc-86 couples cell lineage to cell identity.

Figure 2

unc-86 couples cell lineage to cell identity. Each lineage is traced back as far as possible without including cells that are other than neurons or cell deaths. (Thick lines) Cells expressing unc-86 . Parallels among these lineages are apparent from the characteristics of resulting neurons (neuron characteristics from White et al. 1986 and Way and Chalfie 1989). For instance, all six of the anterior-most descendants of the first cell to express unc-86 protein are sensory neurons, and five of the six are the only five cell types to express mec-3 . (Modified, with permission, from Finney and Ruvkun 1990.)

From: Section III, Specification of Sensory Neuronal Development

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