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Curr Biol. 2011 May 10;21(9):R309-11. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2011.03.052.

Mechanotransduction: getting morphogenesis down pat.

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Department of Zoology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706, USA. jdhardin@wisc.edu

Abstract

Embryonic morphogenesis requires the coordination of forces across multiple tissues and their associated extracellular matrices. A new study reports a mechanical feedback loop in the Caenorhabditis elegans embryo between muscle and epidermis that may provide a model for understanding how tissues coordinate morphogenetic events in the embryo.

PMID:
21549949
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2011.03.052
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