Asynchronous cell cycle phase key to critical stage of animal embryonic development

Posted by on April 18, 2016 5:06 pm
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The synchronous mitosis of early embryonic development switches to a patterned form at the 11th cell division following removal of a cell cycle compensatory mechanism, new research shows. An asynchronous S-phase length is masked by a compensatory asynchronous G2-phase length up to the 11th mitosis, after which the transition to spatial patterning occurs. These findings help in understanding the link between mitotic timing and embryonic development.

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