|ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-970102-7|
The evolution of vertebrate gastrulation
De Robertis, E.M., Fainsod, A., Gont, L.K., and Steinbeisser, H.
|Source:||Development (Cambridge, England) (Suppl.): 117-124 (Review)|
|Registered Authors:||De Robertis, Eddy|
De Robertis, E.M., Fainsod, A., Gont, L.K., and Steinbeisser, H. (1994) The evolution of vertebrate gastrulation. Development (Cambridge, England). (Suppl.):117-124.
ABSTRACTThe availability of molecular markers now permits the analysis of the common elements of vertebrate gastrulation. While gastrulation appears to be very diverse in the vertebrates, by analyzing a head-organizer marker, goosecoid, and a marker common to all forming mesoderm, Brachyury, we attempt to identify homologous structures and equivalent stages in Xenopus, zebrafish, chick and mouse gastrulation. Using a tail-organizer marker, Xnot-2, we also discuss how the late stages of gastrulation lead to the formation of the postanal tail, a structure characteristic of the chordates.
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