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Focus issue: from egg to egg--cell signaling in germ cells.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17456804     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this Focus Issue of Science's STKE, which complements the Science Special Issue on germ cells, we take a closer look at cell signaling in germ cells. STKE highlights the migration of germ cells with an article that describes the different mechanisms controlling primordial germ cell movement and survival in mice and flies. Another article describes a mechanism for mediating plant self-incompatibility through control of the pollen tube, to prevent inappropriate delivery of incompatible sperm to the ovule. A common feature found in each of the organisms discussed, be they animal, insect or plant, is that signals from the surrounding tissues control survival and migration of the germ cells or resulting gametes.
Elizabeth M Adler; Nancy R Gough
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comment; Editorial     Date:  2007-04-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Science's STKE : signal transduction knowledge environment     Volume:  2007     ISSN:  1525-8882     ISO Abbreviation:  Sci. STKE     Publication Date:  2007 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-25     Completed Date:  2007-05-11     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100964423     Medline TA:  Sci STKE     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  eg3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Caenorhabditis elegans / physiology
Cell Differentiation
Cell Division
Cell Lineage
Cell Movement
Drosophila melanogaster / physiology
Flowers / physiology
Germ Cells / cytology,  physiology*
Ovary / cytology,  embryology
Plant Physiological Phenomena
Plants / cytology
Pollen Tube / physiology
Signal Transduction / physiology*
Testis / cytology,  embryology
Comment On:
Sci STKE. 2007 Apr 24;2007(383):pe17   [PMID:  17456806 ]
Sci STKE. 2007 Apr 24;2007(383):pe16   [PMID:  17456805 ]

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