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Dev Cell June 1, 2002; 2 (6): 695-706.

Convergent extension: the molecular control of polarized cell movement during embryonic development.

During development, vertebrate embryos undergo dramatic changes in shape. The lengthening and narrowing of a field of cells, termed convergent extension, contributes to a variety of morphogenetic processes. Focusing on frogs and fish, we review the different cellular mechanisms and the well-conserved signaling pathways that underlie this process.

PubMed ID: 12062082
Article link: Dev Cell