Induction of a Nematode Teratoma


UNLIKE the morphological changes during the life cycle of many nematodes, the physiological processes of moulting, growth and development are poorly known for these animals. Some think that growth and development are less complex because after the first larval stage nematodes remain essentially cell constant1,2. Ultimate size, therefore, is normally reached by enlargement of cells and their modification rather than by an increase in numbers.

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JOHNSON, R., VIGLIERCHIO, D. Induction of a Nematode Teratoma. Nature 227, 190–191 (1970).

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