|MadSci Network: Development|
I would imagine it is similar to the formation and movement of a "slug" from slime mold (with the release of hormones/cAMP after a trigger). I am confused as to how the cells know when to form a "bubble" and how to structure themselves in relation to each other. On top of that, how do they trigger themselves to form a cup/cavity? Is the organized communication hormone related? Also, what is the study of this called and is there a journal or other resource that has plenty of information and is up to date. Just to clarify I am talking about a human/animal blastula.
Re: How do cells 'know' how to form a blastula?
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