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The Drosophila fly brings to light the role of morphogens in limb growth

20:00 EDT 4 Jul 2017 | AAAS

(Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona)) Scientists at IRB Barcelona clarify the function of the genes that drive wing development in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster.Published in the journal eLife, this study unveils that the Dpp morphogen is necessary for wing growth but that its gradient does not govern this process.Understanding the development of limbs in Drosophila paves the way to research into congenital defects in vertebrates.

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