Summary: background information such as what a cell lineage is, how a cell lineage can be done and how cells develop into different cell types is included.
I. A Nobel Prize Winning Project: The completion of C. elegans cell lineage was awarded the Nobel Prize 2002 in Physiology or Medicine.
II. About Cell Lineage: What is a cell lineage?
III. To Lineage – Before: How was the C. elegans cell lineage determined?
IV. To Lineage – Now: How can modern technologies assist the analysis of the C. elegans cell lineage?
V. 4D Embryo Development: What is meant by 3 dimension (3D) and 4 dimension (4D)? how does an embryo develop 4 dimensionally?
VI. Cell Types in Body Plan: How do different cell types in C. elegans develop?
VII. WORMBASE Cell Pedigree: A tutorial to use C. elegans cell pedigree information in the most comprehensive C. elegans research web site – WORMBASE.