Heterochronic genes and the temporal control of C. elegans development

Victor Ambros, Eric G. Moss

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-127
Number of pages5
JournalTrends in Genetics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1994
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Genetics


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