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Pattern formation in the lateral line of zebrafish.


The lateral line of fish and amphibians is a sensory system that comprises a number of individual sense organs, the neuromasts, arranged in a defined pattern on the surface of the body. A conspicuous part of the system is a line of organs that extends along each flank (and which gave the system its name). At the end of zebrafish embryogenesis, this line comprises 7-8 neuromasts regularly spaced between the ear and the tip of the tail. The neuromasts are deposited by a migrating primordium that originates from the otic region. Here, we follow the development of this pattern and show that heterogeneities within the migrating primordium prefigure neuromast formation.
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hal-00260136 , version 1 (03-03-2008)


  • HAL Id : hal-00260136 , version 1
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N. Gompel, N. Cubedo, C. Thisse, B. Thisse, C. Dambly-Chaudière, et al.. Pattern formation in the lateral line of zebrafish.. Mechanisms of Development, 2001, 105 (1-2), pp.69-77. ⟨hal-00260136⟩
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