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Sci. Signal., 27 October 2009
Vol. 2, Issue 94, p. pe67
[DOI: 10.1126/scisignal.294pe67]


Confronting Morphogen Gradients: How Important Are They for Growth?

Fisun Hamaratoglu1*, Konrad Basler2, and Markus Affolter1

1 Biozentrum der Universität Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 70, CH-4056 Basel, Switzerland.
2 Institute of Molecular Biology, University of Zürich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH-8057 Zürich, Switzerland.

Abstract: Morphogens are crucial for regulating the patterning and the growth of organs. In the developing fly wing, graded distributions of the morphogens Decapentaplegic and Wingless are essential for tissue patterning, but when it comes to growth, evidence suggests that it may not be so.

* Corresponding author. E-mail, fisun.hamaratoglu{at}

Citation: F. Hamaratoglu, K. Basler, M. Affolter, Confronting Morphogen Gradients: How Important Are They for Growth? Sci. Signal. 2, pe67 (2009).

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