Advancing Epigenetics Towards Systems Biology

Embryonic lethality

Search for glossary terms (regular expression allowed)
Begin with Contains Exact termSounds like
Term Definition
Embryonic lethality
Death of an embryo/foetus in the womb. Embryonic lethal genes were first systematically characterized in Drosophila by Eric Wieschaus and Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard. They received a Nobel-Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1995 for the discovery of the genes involved in the developmental program of the fruit fly.
Learn more