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gastrulation

Thursday 4 December 2003

Developmental phenomenon by which a relatively limited number of blastodermal cells undergoes a stereotypical set of cellular movements that leads to formation of the three germ layers: ectoderm, mesoderm and endoderm.

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Production: Maryam Razmpoosh, Alexande Oligny, Luc Oligny; CHU Sainte-Justine, Université de Montréal, QC.

References

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- Montero JA, Heisenberg CP. Gastrulation dynamics: cells move into focus. Trends Cell Biol. 2004 Nov;14(11):620-7. PMID: 15519851

- Stathopoulos A, Levine M. Whole-genome analysis of Drosophila gastrulation. Curr Opin Genet Dev. 2004 Oct;14(5):477-84. PMID: 15380237

- Narasimha M, Leptin M. Cell movements during gastrulation: come in and be induced. Trends Cell Biol. 2000 May;10(5):169-72. PMID: 10754558