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Science 312 (5777): 1145-1146

Copyright © 2006 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science

How Many Ways to Make a Chordate?

Patrick Lemaire

The regulatory gene circuits that control the development of a protochordate are simpler than those of sea urchins or vertebrates, indicating that their similar tadpole-like body plan can be constructed in several ways.

The author is at the Institut de Biologie du Développement de Marseille Luminy, UMR6216 CNRS-Université de la Méditerranée, Campus de Luminy, F-13288 Marseille cedex 9, France. E-mail: lemaire{at}

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