The Role of Cell-Cell Interactions in Postembryonic Development of the Caenorhabditis Elegans Germ Line

Curr Opin Genet Dev. 1991 Aug;1(2):185-90. doi: 10.1016/s0959-437x(05)80068-1.


This review addresses the role of cell-cell interactions in the development of the Caenorhabditis elegans germ line: specifically, the relative contributions of germ-line-soma interactions versus autonomous processes are considered. Current knowledge of the interacting cell types and the genes essential for various aspects of germ-line development is discussed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Caenorhabditis / cytology
  • Caenorhabditis / growth & development*
  • Cell Communication
  • Cell Division
  • Disorders of Sex Development
  • Gene Expression Regulation
  • Genes
  • Genes, Regulator
  • Germ Cells / cytology
  • Gonads / cytology
  • Gonads / growth & development
  • Meiosis
  • Morphogenesis
  • Sex Determination Analysis