Primordial Germ-Cell Development in Zebrafish
In sexually reproducing organisms, primordial germ cells (PGCs) give rise to gametes that are responsible for the development of a new organism in the next generation. In many cases, specification of primordial germ cells occurs early in embryogenesis when a small group of cells is set aside and follows a unique pathway of differentiation into gametes (reviewed in Saffman and Lasko 1999; Wylie 1999,2000).
KeywordsGerm Cell Cleavage Plane Germ Plasm Zebra Fish Blastula Stage
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