IntroFIG 6: Life cycle of C. elegans at 22oC.
0 min is fertilization. Numbers in blue along the arrows indicate the length of time the animal spends at a certain stage. First cleavage occurs at about 40 minutes post-fertilization. Eggs are laid outside at about 150 minutes post-fertilization and during the gastrula stage. The length of the animal at each stage is marked next to the stage name in micrometers (μm).
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