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Mechanism by which Cells estimate their Location within the Body

Nature volume 212, pages 430431 (22 October 1966) | Download Citation

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THE question of how cells estimate their location within the body is closely related to that of why cells of a developing organism become differentiated. All cells within an organism have the same genetic equipment. Therefore, those which (according to their location) have to form a particular organ need some special information which others do not get. We are now investigating the mechanism involved, using distinct cuticular structures in the abdominal segments of the pupa of Galleria mellonella.

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  1. Zoologisches Institut, Gottingen.

    • H. F. STUMPF

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