Morphogen Gradients: Limits to Signaling or Limits to Measurement?

Jacques P. Bothma, Michael Levine, Alistair Boettiger

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In Drosophila embryos, a concentration gradient of nuclear Dorsal protein controls pattern formation along the dorsal-ventral axis. Recent quantitative studies agree on the temporal dynamics of the gradient, but disagree on its spatial limits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R232-R234
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Mar 9 2010
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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