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Primordial Germ-Cell Development in Zebrafish

  • Erez Raz
  • Nancy Hopkins
Part of the Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation book series (RESULTS, volume 40)

Abstract

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).

Keywords

Germ Cell Cleavage Plane Germ Plasm Zebra Fish Blastula Stage 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Erez Raz
    • 1
  • Nancy Hopkins
    • 2
  1. 1.Germ Cell DevelopmentMax-Planck-Institute for Biophysical ChemistryGöttingenGermany
  2. 2.Department and Center for Cancer ResearchMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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