Symmetry breaking in C. elegans: another gift from the sperm.


Journal Article (Review)

Polarization of the C. elegans embryo depends on the sperm-contributed centrosome, which cues a retraction of the actomyosin cortex to the opposite end of the embryo by an unknown mechanism. New evidence reveals that the sperm donates a second polarizing cue that may locally relax the actomyosin cortex near the point of sperm entry.

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Cited Authors

  • Marston, DJ; Goldstein, B

Published Date

  • September 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 11 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 273 - 274

PubMed ID

  • 16950117

Pubmed Central ID

  • 16950117

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1878-1551

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1534-5807

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.devcel.2006.08.007


  • eng