Ascidian gene-expression profiles
Department of Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
Genome Biology 2002, 3:reviews1030-reviews1030.4 doi:10.1186/gb-2002-3-10-reviews1030Published: 25 September 2002
With the advent of gene-expression profiling, a large number of genes can now be investigated simultaneously during critical stages of development. This approach will be particularly informative in studies of ascidians, basal chordates whose genomes and embryology are uniquely suited for mapping developmental gene networks.