Germ Plasm: Protein Degradation in the Soma

Caroline A. Spike, Susan Strome

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Germ plasm is a specialized cytoplasm that is physically segregated to the germline cells during early embryogenesis. Recent results suggest that, in Caenorhabditis elegans, germ plasm is also prevented from accumulating in somatic lineages by a ubiquitin ligase that targets germ plasm proteins for degradation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R837-R839
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number21
StatePublished - Oct 28 2003
Externally publishedYes


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