A genome analysis of endoreplication in the Drosophila ovary

Mike Botchan, Mike Levine

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Gene amplification is used by follicle cells to increase the copy number of Drosophila chorion genes, which encode structural components of the eggshell. A new study by Claycomb et al. in this issue of Developmental Cell raises the possibility that gene amplification might also be used for the developmental patterning of the egg chamber and oocyte.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4-5
Number of pages2
JournalDevelopmental cell
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2004
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Developmental Biology


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