Asymmetry across species

  title={Asymmetry across species},
  author={Yuh Nung Jan and Lily Yeh Jan},
  journal={Nature Cell Biology},
  • Y. JanL. Jan
  • Published 1 June 1999
  • Biology
  • Nature Cell Biology
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