Project

Embryonic development of primitive nematodes

Duration
15 January 2008 → 14 January 2011
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
    • Evolutionary biology
    • General biology
    • Genetics
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Social medical sciences
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary medicine
Keywords
evolution nematode development
 
Project description

The knowledge about embryonic development of nematdes is mainly focussed on the modelorganism Caenorhabditis elegans and close relatives. The purpose of this project is to study the embryonic development of species from the basal clades I and II with 4D microscopy and microinjection of lineage tracers. The regulative capacity of these embryos will be studied with laserablation and micromanipulation.