Algal Morphogenesis: How Volvox Turns Itself Inside-Out

Douglas G. Cole, Mark 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
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - Sep 30 2003


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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