Submit Data |  Help |  Video Tutorials |  News |  Publications |  FTP Download |  REST API |  Citing RGD |  Contact   

Ontology Browser

Term:
vulval cell fate specification (GO:0072327)
Annotations: Rat: (0) Mouse: (0) Human: (0) Chinchilla: (0) Bonobo: (0) Dog: (0) Squirrel: (0) Pig: (0)
Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
abaxial cell fate specification 
anther wall tapetum cell fate specification 
bundle sheath cell fate specification 
cardiac cell fate specification +   
cell fate specification involved in pattern specification +   
compound eye cone cell fate specification +  
ectodermal cell fate specification +   
endodermal cell fate specification +   
endothelial cell fate specification +   
eosinophil fate specification 
epidermal cell fate specification +   
epithelial cell type specification, open tracheal system +  
glial cell fate specification +   
mesodermal cell fate specification +   
muscle cell fate specification +   
myoblast fate specification +   
negative regulation of cell fate specification +   
neuron fate specification +   
plant epidermal cell fate specification +  
positive regulation of cell fate specification +   
regulation of cell fate specification +   
skeletal muscle satellite cell fate specification 
stem cell fate specification +   
vulval cell fate determination 
vulval cell fate specification 
The process in which a cell becomes capable of differentiating autonomously into a nematode vulval cell in an environment that is neutral with respect to the developmental pathway; upon specification, the cell fate can be reversed. In nematodes, the vulva is formed from ventral epidermal cells during larval stages to give rise to a fully formed adult vulva, which is the egg-laying organ of female and hermaphrodite nematodes.

Synonyms
Only In Taxon: NCBITaxon:6231 ! Nematoda
Definition Sources: GOC:kmv, GOC:mah, ISBN:087969307X, PMID:11236714

paths to the root

NHLBI Logo

RGD is funded by grant HL64541 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute on behalf of the NIH.