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Sci. Signal., 9 December 2008
Vol. 1, Issue 49, p. eg10
[DOI: 10.1126/scisignal.149eg10]


Focus Issue: Organ Development from Beginning to End

Annalisa M. VanHook*

Associate Online Editor of Science Signaling, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1200 New York Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20005, USA.

Abstract: Science Signaling complements the Science special issue on organ development ( with a Perspective and Review highlighting organogenesis in plants and a Research Article on mammalian kidney formation. A Review from Crespi and Frugier focuses on the bacterial and host-generated signals that induce and regulate nodule organogenesis. A Perspective from Gray et al. addresses peptide signals that activate leucine-rich repeat (LRR) receptor pathways to regulate vein versus stoma cell fate in the leaf. In a Research Article, Tsigelny et al. report metagene analysis that revealed insight into the molecular mechanisms that drive various stages of kidney formation during mammalian embryogenesis.

* Corresponding author. E-mail: avanhook{at}

Citation: A. M. VanHook, Focus Issue: Organ Development from Beginning to End. Sci. Signal. 1, eg10 (2008).

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