Cooperative epithelial phagocytosis enables error correction in the early embryo

Cooperative epithelial phagocytosis enables error correction in the early embryo

Nature, Published online: 10 February 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-03200-3

Mechanical load-sharing enables the long-range cooperative uptake of apoptotic cells by multiple epithelial cells; and clearance of these apoptotic cells facilitates error correction, which is necessary for developmental robustness and survival of the embryo.Cooperative epithelial phagocytosis enables error correction in the early embryo
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