Counting in oogenesis

Abstract

The determination of a precise number of cells within a structure and of a precise number of cellular structures within an organ is critical for correct development in animals and plants. However, relatively little is known about the molecular mechanisms that ensure that these numbers are achieved. We discuss counting mechanisms that operate during ovarian development and oogenesis.

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Correspondence to Cassandra G. Extavour.

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Delbert A. Green II and Didem P. Sarikaya contributed equally to this work.

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Green, D.A., Sarikaya, D.P. & Extavour, C.G. Counting in oogenesis. Cell Tissue Res 344, 207–212 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00441-011-1150-5

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Keywords

  • Oogenesis
  • Germ-line stem cell
  • Morphogenesis
  • Ovary
  • Drosophila