Summary: movies on the left show a C.
elegans embryoG dividing from
1-cell to 4-cell stage. Their matching animations are on the right.
Please note that the developmental timing of the real embryo (left)
and the animation (right) does not match perfectly.
1. Matching Real Embryogenesis (movie on the left): Haining Zhang,
John White Lab.
Embryo: the early
developmental stage of an organism (C. elegans in this case)
after fertilization and before hatching.
barrier surrounding cells or organelles and consists of a phospholipids
bilayer, together with associated membrane proteins.
one of two haploid nuclei in a newly fertilized embryo (one maternal
and one paternal). (The Cell – A Molecular Approach. Geoffrey M. Cooper
Zygote: a fertilized egg; diploid
cell resulting from fusion of a male and female gamete. (Molecular
Cell Biology/Harvey Lodish [et al.] – 4th)