Morphogens

Precise outputs from a variable gradient

Gozde Yucel, Stephen Small

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The morphogen gradient as a source of embryonic patterning is one of the best accepted concepts in developmental biology. Morphogens can be transcription factors or extracellular signals, but in both cases, they are thought to provide concentration thresholds that position different cell fates within the developing embryo. Several recent papers examine the patterning activities of Drosophila Bicoid, the first known molecular morphogen and reach different conclusions about the patterning power of a single morphogen gradient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCurrent Biology
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 10 2006

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Developmental Biology
Drosophila
embryo (animal)
Transcription Factors
Embryonic Structures
transcription factors
Biological Sciences
cells

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Morphogens : Precise outputs from a variable gradient. / Yucel, Gozde; Small, Stephen.

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