Time-based patterning in development: The role of oscillating gene expression.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Oscillating gene expression is a mechanism of patterning during development in both plants and animals. In vertebrates, oscillating gene expression establishes the musculoskeletal precursors (somites), while in plant roots it establishes the position of future organs (lateral roots). Both mechanisms constitute a specialized type of biological clock that converts temporal information into precise spatial patterns. Similarities, differences, and their functionality in organisms that evolved independently are discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Moreno-Risueno, MA; Benfey, PN

Published Date

  • May 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 124 - 129

PubMed ID

  • 21826283

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3149689

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2154-1272

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2154-1264

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.4161/trns.2.3.15637


  • eng