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Cell Motility, Control and Function of Convergence and Extension during Gastrulation in Xenopus

  • Ray Keller
  • John Shih
  • Paul Wilson
Part of the Bodega Marine Laboratory Marine Science Series book series (BMSS)


In this paper we will discuss some recent work on the cell motility underlying the convergence and extension movements during gastrulation and neurulation of Xenopus laevis. We will also discuss some of the tissue interactions controlling this motility, and we will refine our previous ideas on how convergence and extension functions in gastrulation of Xenopus.


Marginal Zone Xenopus Laevis Notochord Cell Deep Cell Convergent Extension 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ray Keller
    • 1
  • John Shih
    • 1
  • Paul Wilson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Molecular and Cell BiologyUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Department of Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

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