Germ plasm assembly and germ cell migration in Drosophila

C. Rongo, H. Tarczy Broihier, L. Moore, M. Van Doren, A. Forbes, R. Lehmann

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Many aspects of germ cell behavior, migration, and gonad formation are shared between vertebrate species. For example, a specialized germ plasm has been observed in many species including Caenorhabditis elegans and Xenopus. Furthermore, the fact that Vasa marks germ cells may be common between different organisms, germ cells initially form at a location away from their target mesoderm. Further genetic studies will reveal the extent to which molecular aspects of germ cell migration and gonad formation are conserved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalCold Spring Harbor symposia on quantitative biology
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics

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