is an important cellular process
that occurs during differentiation
of muscle, bone and trophoblast
cells, during embryogenesis
, and during morphogenesis
. Cell fusion is a necessary event in the maturation of cells so that they maintain their specific functions throughout growth
- H. Harris: Cell fusion, 1970, Harvard University Press, Mass.
- R. Borgens et al.: Cell Fusion and some subcellular Properties of heterokaryons and hybrids, Journal of Cell Biology, VOLUME 67, 1975, pages 257-280