A comparison of programmed cell death between species
1 Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Department of Biology and Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
2 The Rockefeller University, 1230 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021, USA
Genome Biology 2000, 1:reviews0003-reviews0003.6 doi:10.1186/gb-2000-1-3-reviews0003Published: 13 September 2000
Key components of the programmed cell death pathway are conserved between Caenorhabditis elegans, Drosophila melanogaster and humans. The search for additional homologs has been facilitated by the availability of the entire genomic sequence for each of these organisms.