Algal Morphogenesis: How Volvox Turns Itself Inside-Out

Douglas G. Cole, Mark V. Reedy

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During its development, the multicellular green alga Volvox undergoes inversion, in which spherical embryos turn their multicellular sheet completely inside out. A mutant analysis has revealed that a novel kinesin motor protein is essential for completing this process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R770-R772
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number19
StatePublished - Sep 30 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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