Developmental Biology

Developmental Biology

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    Defective mesenchymal Bmpr1a-mediated BMP signaling causes congenital pulmonary cysts

    Yongfeng Luo, Ke Cao ... Wei Shi
    Disrupted mesenchymal Bmpr1a-mediated signaling in fetal mouse lung leads to abnormal airway development and congenital pulmonary cyst formation.
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    Obox4 promotes zygotic genome activation upon loss of Dux

    Youjia Guo, Tomohiro Kitano ... Haruhiko Siomi
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    Scaling between cell cycle duration and wing growth is regulated by Fat-Dachsous signaling in Drosophila

    Andrew Liu, Jessica O’Connell ... Richard W Carthew
    Two atypical cadherins regulate organ growth by tuning the coupling of cell cycle duration to organ size.
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    Spectral decomposition unlocks ascidian morphogenesis

    Joel Dokmegang, Emmanuel Faure ... Madhav Mani


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    Natural History of Model Organisms: E. coqui

    Sarah E Westrick, Mara Laslo, Eva K Fischer
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    Imaging methods are vastly underreported

    Guillermo Marqués, Thomas Pengo, Mark A Sanders

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    University of California, Los Angeles, United States
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    The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR China
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    New York University, United States
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