The ordering and arranging of new cell structure under the influence of preexisting cell structure. The information controlling the three-dimensional architecture of the eukaryotic cell is thought to reside in the structure of the cytoplasmic ground substance. Evidence for this comes from microsurgical experiments on Paramecium. Cortical segments reimplanted with inverted polarity result in a changed pattern that is inherited through hundreds of generations. See microtrabecular lattice.
Subjects: Genetics and Genomics — Chemistry.