Oogenesis in Caenorhabditis elegans

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Abstract

Oogenesis is the process of forming the female gamete, called the ovum or egg. A tissue called the germline gives rise to gametes. During oogenesis, the oocyte precursor germ cell undergoes meiosis and differentiates as a very large cell containing yolk and numerous other components required for early embryonic development. The cellular processes of oogenesis are coordinated by the activities of several key regulatory proteins and regulated by inductive signals from cells in the somatic gonad.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBrenner's Encyclopedia of Genetics
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherElsevier
Pages168-170
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9780080961569
ISBN (Print)9780123749840
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 27 2013

Keywords

  • Gametes
  • Gametogenesis
  • Germ cells
  • Hermaphrodite
  • Meiosis
  • Meiotic prophase
  • Nematode
  • Oocyte
  • Oogenesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Maine, E. M. (2013). Oogenesis in Caenorhabditis elegans. In Brenner's Encyclopedia of Genetics: Second Edition (pp. 168-170). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-374984-0.01091-3