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- adj. occurring at different times or intermittently
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as heterochronous.
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This is called heterochronic ‘differently timed’ growth.
The C. elegans heterochronic gene lin-4 encodes small RNAs with antisense comlementarity to lin-14.
Posttranscriptional regulation of the heterochronic gene lin-14 by lin-4 mediates temporal pattern formation in C. elegans.
Wightman B, Ha I, Ruvkun G (1993) Posttranscriptional regulation of the heterochronic gene lin-14 by lin-4 mediates temporal pattern formation in
C. elegans heterochronic pathway between the let-7 regulatory RNA and the LIN-29 transcription factor.
Thus, a threshold level of hox expression determines the onset of shh expression, and the subsequent heterochronic shift of Shh activity can affect the size of the fin endoskeleton.
Lee RC, Feinbaum RL, Ambros V (1993) The C. elegans heterochronic gene lin-4 encodes small RNAs with antisense complementarity to lin-14.
N, et al. (2008) Visual sensitivities tuned by heterochronic shifts in opsin gene expression.
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