Jennifer Rooke

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During neurogenesis in Drosophila both neurons and nonneuronal cells are produced from a population of initially equivalent cells. The kuzbanian (kuz) gene described here is essential for the partitioning of neural and nonneuronal cells during development of both the central and peripheral nervous systems in Drosophila. Mosaic analyses indicated that kuz is(More)
Agency theories predict that the value of corporate cash holdings is less in countries with poor investor protection because of the greater ability of controlling shareholders to extract private benefits from cash holdings in such countries. Using various specifications of the valuation regressions of Fama and French (1998), we find that the relation(More)
Specifying multiple cell types from a population of initially equivalent cells is a fundamental process in the development of all multicellular organisms. Neural development in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster provides an excellent venue in which to examine mechanisms of cell fate specification. Inhibitory cell-cell interactions mediated by genes of(More)
The extent to which biological systems interact in fish from multi-contaminant areas needs to be understood for full interpretation of monitoring data. This study investigates the interaction between two biomarkers, ethoxyresorufin-O-deethylase (EROD) activity and plasma vitellogenin (VTG) in the European flounder (Platichthys flesus). Flounder were exposed(More)
Aaron Kravitz, for their help with the data collection. We are grateful to Ole-Kristian Hope, Jan Mahrt-Smith, and seminar participants at the University of Toronto for useful comments. Abstract Managers make different decisions in countries with poor protection of investor rights and poor financial development. One possible explanation is that(More)
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