Dorsal Specification in the Fertilized Frog Egg

  • Richard P. Elinson
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 45)


Eggs of most animals have asymmetric distributions of molecules and organelles which are used to specify developmental pathways in the embryo. These asymmetries are enhanced and new ones are created by cytoplasmic movements after fertilization. Development in frogs illustrates these points.


Xenopus Oocyte Oocyte Maturation Mesodermal Inducer Dorsal Mesoderm Cytoplasmic Movement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard P. Elinson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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