Germ Cell Development

Epigenetic mechanisms underlying germ cell development

We are studying epigenetic regulation of germ cell development in medaka gonads by using vasa-gfp medaka as a model. Sex differences in germ cells are believed to be epigenetically controlled as distinct differences in DNA methylation and histone recruitment have been found in germ cells during sex determination.

Medaka fry (female, 3 days post hatch) with GFP in germ cells

Adult testis with GFP in germ cells

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