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Current Biology 19, 414422, March 10, 2009 2009 Elsevier Ltd All rights reserved DOI 10.1016/j.cub.2009.01.038 Bucky Ball Organizes Germ
 

Summary: Current Biology 19, 414422, March 10, 2009 2009 Elsevier Ltd All rights reserved DOI 10.1016/j.cub.2009.01.038
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Bucky Ball Organizes Germ
Plasm Assembly in Zebrafish
Franck Bontems,1,3 Amandine Stein,1,3 Florence Marlow,2,3
Jacqueline Lyautey,1 Tripti Gupta,2 Mary C. Mullins,2
and Roland Dosch1,*
1Department of Zoology
University of Geneva
1211 Geneva 4
Switzerland
2Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA, 19104-6058
USA
Summary
In many animals, gamete formation during embryogenesis is
specified by maternal cytoplasmic determinants termed
germ plasm [1, 2]. During oogenesis, germ plasm forms
a distinct cellular structure such as pole plasm in Drosophila

  

Source: Alwes, Frederike - Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

 

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