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  1. Rosine Chandebois & Jacob Faber (1987). From DNA Transcription to Visible Structure: What the Development of Multicellular Animals Teaches Us. Acta Biotheoretica 36 (2).
    This article is concerned with the problem of the relation between the genetic information contained in the DNA and the emergence of visible structure in multicellular animals. The answer is sought in a reappraisal of the data of experimental embryology, considering molecular, cellular and organismal aspects. The presence of specific molecules only confers a tissue identity on the cells when their concentration exceeds the threshold of differentiation. When this condition is not fulfilled the activity of the genes that code for (...)
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  2. Rosine Chandebois (1981). The Problem of Automation in Animal Development: Confrontation of the Concept of Cell Sociology with Biochemical Data. Acta Biotheoretica 30 (3).
    The principles of automation in animal development, as previously inferred from the concept of Cell Sociology do not fit in well with the current concept of sequential gene derepression. A more adequate explanation for those principles has been found in the literature dealing with the biochemical aspects of differentiation. Since oocytes and embryonic cells contain a greater variety of mRNAs than differentiated cells, as well as many tissue-specific (luxury) substances, it is concluded that the diversification of tissues consists of a (...)
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  3. Rosine Chandebois (1980). Cell Sociology and the Problem of Automation in the Development of Pluricellular Animals. Acta Biotheoretica 29 (1).
    The principles of automation (automatism and programming) in the unfolding of spatio-temporal patterns during animal development are deduced from experimental data reconsidered from the point of view of cell sociology. The developmental programme in the egg is not part of the genetic information but a part of the cytoplasmic information. Throughout development cells store extra-cellular information released by their neighbours in the form of cytoplasmic information. Successive determinations cannot be considered as successive reprogrammings of cells: each one consists of a (...)
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  4. Rosine Chandebois (1977). Cell Sociology and the Problem of Position Effect: Pattern Formation, Origin and Role of Gradients. Acta Biotheoretica 26 (4).
    The control of pattern formation and the significance of gradients is reconsidered on the basis of the concept of cell sociology (which takes into account continuous exchange of information between cells and the possibility of autonomous progression in differentiation). Not all traits of a pattern are imposed by a single prepattern, which would be an organized molecular framework or a gradient. Patterns are unfolded in steps; these are readjustments of a cell population to intrinsic and extrinsic changes in cell activities. (...)
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  5. Rosine Chandebois (1976). Cell Sociology: A Way of Reconsidering the Current Concepts of Morphogenesis. Acta Biotheoretica 25 (2-3).
  6. Rosine Chandebois (1973). General Mechanisms of Regeneration as Elucidated by Experiments on Planarians and by a New Formulation of the Morphogenetic Field Concept. Acta Biotheoretica 22 (1).
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