Quick Search:

uzh logo
Browse by:

Zurich Open Repository and Archive

Maintenance: Tuesday, July the 26th 2016, 07:00-10:00

ZORA's new graphical user interface will be relaunched (For further infos watch out slideshow ZORA: Neues Look & Feel). There will be short interrupts on ZORA Service between 07:00am and 10:00 am. Please be patient.

Kinchen, J M; Hengartner, M O (2005). Tales of cannibalism, suicide, and murder: Programmed cell death in C. elegans. Current Topics in Developmental Biology, 65:1-145.

Full text not available from this repository.

View at publisher


"Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome," said Isaac Asimov. Indeed, much scientific work over the last hundred years centered around attempts either to stave off or to induce the onset of death, at both the organismal and the cellular levels. In this quest, the nematode C. elegans has proven an invaluable tool, first, in the articulation of the genetic pathway by which programmed cell death proceeds, and also as a continuing source of inspiration. It is our purpose in this Chapter to familiarize the reader with the topic of programmed cell death in C. elegans and its relevance to current research in the fields of apoptosis and cell corpse clearance.


29 citations in Web of Science®
35 citations in Scopus®
Google Scholar™


Additional indexing

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Molecular Life Sciences
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
Deposited On:11 Feb 2008 12:20
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:16
Publisher DOI:10.1016/S0070-2153(04)65001-0
PubMed ID:15642378

Users (please log in): suggest update or correction for this item

Repository Staff Only: item control page