Number of cells undergoing programmed cell death during embryonic development

Value 113 unitless
Organism Nematode Caenorhabditis elegans
Reference Sulston JE, Schierenberg E, White JG, Thomson JN. The embryonic cell lineage of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. 1: Dev Biol. 1983 Nov100(1):64-119. abstract & p. 104 table 1PubMed ID6684600
Method Light and electron microscopy
Comments Abstract: "During embryogenesis 671 cells are generated in the hermaphrodite 113 of these (in the male 111) undergo programmed death and the remainder either differentiate terminally or become postembryonic blast cells."
Entered by Ben Marks
ID 101367