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Pattern formation and tip inhibition in the cellular slime mold Polysphondylium pallidum

Byrne, GW; Trujillo, J; Cox, EC; (1982) Pattern formation and tip inhibition in the cellular slime mold Polysphondylium pallidum. Differentiation , 23 103 - 108.

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Abstract

We have shown that the apical tip of the developing sorogen prevents secondary tip formation during normal patterning in Polysphondylium pallidum. In one class of experiements the apical tip was excised and secondary tips soon formed over the surface of the remaining sorogen. In another, very large sorogens formed secondary basal tips spontaneously before regulating to a fixed radium to length ratio of 0.14, the ratio characteristic of control sorogens. These results are discussed in the light of a simple model.

Type:Article
Title:Pattern formation and tip inhibition in the cellular slime mold Polysphondylium pallidum
UCL classification:UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular Science

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