Germ Cell Development in C. elegans

  • Tim Schedl

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 757)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Nanette Pazdernik, Tim Schedl
    Pages 1-16
  3. Jennifer T. Wang, Geraldine Seydoux
    Pages 17-39
  4. Simone Zanetti, Alessandro Puoti
    Pages 41-69
  5. E. Jane Albert Hubbard, Dorota Z. Korta, Diana Dalfó
    Pages 101-131
  6. Doris Y. Lui, Monica P. Colaiácovo
    Pages 133-170
  7. Diana S. Chu, Diane C. Shakes
    Pages 171-203
  8. Marco Nousch, Christian R. Eckmann
    Pages 205-247
  9. Aymeric Bailly, Anton Gartner
    Pages 249-276
  10. Seongseop Kim, Caroline Spike, David Greenstein
    Pages 277-320
  11. Matthew R. Marcello, Gunasekaran Singaravelu, Andrew Singson
    Pages 321-350
  12. Scott Robertson, Rueyling Lin
    Pages 351-372
  13. Priscilla M. Van Wynsberghe, Eleanor M. Maine
    Pages 373-403
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 427-429

About this book


Germ cells in sexually reproducing metazoa, through the germline lineage, are the route by which genetic material and cytoplasmic constituents are passed from one generation to the next in the continuum of life.  Chapters in this book review germ cell development in the model organism Caenorhabditis elegans, discussing the biology, the genetics and the molecular mechanisms for various processes, as well as drawing comparisons with other organisms.  Processes discussed include specification of germ cell fate, meiosis, gametogenesis, environmental/ physiological controls, epigenetics and translational control, fertilization and the oocyte-to-embryo transition.  This book thus provides a comprehensive picture of the germline lineage and the continuum of life for the worm.

Editors and affiliations

  • Tim Schedl
    • 1
  1. 1., Department of GeneticsWashington University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA

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