Figure 7-52. The nonuniform distribution of four gene regulatory proteins in an early Drosophila embryo.

Figure 7-52The nonuniform distribution of four gene regulatory proteins in an early Drosophila embryo

At this stage the embryo is a syncytium, with multiple nuclei in a common cytoplasm. Although not illustrated in these drawings, all of these proteins are concentrated in the nuclei.

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