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Mechanical Signals Trigger Myosin II Redistribution and Mesoderm Invagination in Drosophila Embryos

Philippe-Alexandre Pouille, Padra Ahmadi, Anne-Christine Brunet, Emmanuel Farge*

UMR 168, CNRS, Institut Curie, 11 rue Pierre et Marie Curie, 75005 Paris, France.

These authors contributed equally to this study.

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Submitted:21 October 2008

Accepted: 27 March 2009

Published online: 9 April 2009 as 10.1126/scisignal.2000098

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Final publication: 14 April 2009, volume 2, issue 66, page ra16

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Citation: P.-A. Pouille, P. Ahmadi, A.-C. Brunet, E. Farge, Mechanical signals trigger Myosin II redistribution and mesoderm invagination in Drosophila embryos. Sci. Signal.2, ra16 (2009).

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