The heterochronic genes of Caenorhabditis elegans encode part of a regulatory system that controls the temporal component of cell fates in development. The genes have been characterized genetically and molecularly, and their study has so far revealed a genetic hierarchy that specifies sequences of developmental events, a novel RNA-mediated mechanism of gene regulation and a reprogramming phenomenon associated with arrested development.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Trends in Genetics|
|State||Published - Apr 1994|
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