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Dev Biol. 1988 Aug;128(2):428-34.

Reversal of dorsoventral polarity in Xenopus laevis embryos by 180 degrees rotation of the animal micromeres at the eight-cell stage.

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Dipartimento di Biologia, Università di Padova, Italy.

Abstract

The 180 degrees rotation of the animal cell quartet at the 8-cell stage of Xenopus laevis embryos leads to a reversal of dorsoventral polarity in a majority of the embryos. Dorsal micromeres appear to instruct the macromeres in contact with them to initiate later steps in dorsal development. This inductive process is most apparent in the second half of the third cell cycle and is largely lost by the beginning of the fourth cell cycle.

PMID:
3396766
DOI:
10.1016/0012-1606(88)90304-1
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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