ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-020122-4
Organogenesis--heart and blood formation from the zebrafish point of view
Thisse, C. and Zon, L.I.
Date: 2002
Source: Science (New York, N.Y.) 295(5554): 457-462 (Review)
Registered Authors: Thisse, Christine, Zon, Leonard I.
Keywords: none
MeSH Terms: Animals; Blood Vessels/embryology*; Body Patterning; Cell Differentiation/genetics; Cell Lineage (all 16) expand
PubMed: 11799232 Full text @ Science
ABSTRACT
Organs are specialized tissues used for enhanced physiology and environmental adaptation. The cells of the embryo are genetically programmed to establish organ form and function through conserved developmental modules. The zebrafish is a powerful model system that is poised to contribute to our basic understanding of vertebrate organogenesis. This review develops the theme of modules and illustrates how zebrafish have been particularly useful for understanding heart and blood formation.
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