Indexed on: 16 Oct '18Published on: 16 Oct '18Published in: BioSystems
Reactions of embryonic tissues to a distributed and concentrated stretching are described and compared with the mechanics of the normal gastrulation movements. A role of mechanically stressed dynamic cell structures in the gastrulation, demarcation of notochord borders and in providing proportionality of the axial rudiments is demonstrated. A morphomechanical scheme of amphibian gastrulation is presented. Copyright © 2018. Published by Elsevier B.V.