Special Issue "Caenorhabditis elegans - A Developmental Genetic Model System"

A special issue of Journal of Developmental Biology (ISSN 2221-3759).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Morris F. Maduro

Department of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, United States
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Interests: gene regulatory networks; gene regulation; organogenesis; robustness; metabolism

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Although C. elegans is a relatively new player in invertebrate development model systems compared with Drosophila, having been brought into the field by Sydney Brenner in the mid-1970s, it remains a valuable system for studies in developmental genetics. Owing to its rapid development, well-defined lineage and availability of a continually developing set of powerful tools, including single-cell transcriptomics, ability to identify mutations with whole genome sequencing, and custom gene editing with CRISPR/Cas9, discoveries continue to be made in C. elegans in many areas of developmental biology. This Special Issue of the Journal of Developmental Biology aims to highlight some of these findings and speculate on the future of work in this system. Submissions may be reviews of C. elegans contributions to a major area in developmental genetics, or an original research article that reports new findings in such an area.

Prof. Dr. Morris F. Maduro
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • C. elegans
  • Stem cells
  • Gene regulatory networks
  • Differentiation
  • Sex Determination
  • Morphogenesis
  • Germline/Soma Asymmetry

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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