Interacting genes in nematode dauer larva formation

  • Riddle D
  • Swanson M
  • Albert P
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Abstract

The dauer larva of Caenorhabditis elegans is a developmentally arrested stage induced by starvation or overcrowding. Mutant genes controlling the ability to form dauer larvae interact in a way which allows them to be ordered in a pathway. Mutant phenotypes suggest that the pathway corresponds to neural processing of environmental stimuli.

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Authors

  • Donald L. Riddle

  • Margaret M. Swanson

  • Patrice S. Albert

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