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Molecular regulations and lineage tracing in early Mouse embryogenesis
This dissertation research aims to understand the regulations and developmental patterns of mouse early embryogenesis, in order to gain comprehensive knowledge in human early development to further the ultimate goal of designing future novel and effective regenerative therapies. The first part of this research focuses on ...
Stem cells and fate control in plant stomatal development
The plant epidermis is a critical interface between the atmosphere and internal plant tissues, which allows plants to succeed on land by restricting their exposure to the environment. Stomata, closable pores on the plant surface bounded by specialized guard cells, are an integral part of epidermal function. By controlling ...
Cellular interactions during zebrafish adult stripe formation and implications for pigment pattern evolution
Pigment patterns are among the most striking of traits, yet we know very little about the interactions required for organizing pigment cells during adult pattern formation or how evolutionary changes in pigment cell development generate different patterns. As an adult the zebrafish, <italic>Danio rerio<italic> displays a ...
Embryonic xanthophore fate in the zebrafish, Danio rerio
Pigment patterns are one of the most diverse and visually appealing traits of any animal, playing important behavioral and ecological roles in mate choice, shoaling and predator avoidance. In the zebrafish, <italic>Danio rerio</italic>, these patterns result from the organization of neural crest derived pigment cells, offering ...