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Trends Genet. 1994 Apr;10(4):123-7.

Heterochronic genes and the temporal control of C. elegans development.

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  • 1Department of Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755.

Abstract

The heterochronic genes of Caenorhabditis elegans encode part of a regulatory system that controls the temporal component of cell fates in development. The genes have been characterized genetically and molecularly, and their study has so far revealed a genetic hierarchy that specifies sequences of developmental events, a novel RNA-mediated mechanism of gene regulation and a reprogramming phenomenon associated with arrested development.

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