Measuring time during early embryonic development.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

In most metazoans, embryonic development is orchestrated by a precise series of cellular behaviors. Understanding how such events are regulated to achieve a stereotypical temporal progression is a fundamental problem in developmental biology. In this review, we argue that studying the regulation of the cell cycle in early embryonic development will reveal novel principles of how embryos accurately measure time. We will discuss the strategies that have emerged from studying early development of Drosophila embryos. By comparing the development of flies to that of other metazoans, we will highlight both conserved and alternative mechanisms to generate precision during embryonic development.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ferree, PL; Deneke, VE; Di Talia, S

Published Date

  • July 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 55 /

Start / End Page

  • 80 - 88

PubMed ID

  • 26994526

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4903905

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1096-3634

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.semcdb.2016.03.013


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England