Dorsoventral Axis Formation in the Drosophila Embryo—Shaping and Transducing a Morphogen Gradient

@article{Moussian2005DorsoventralAF,
  title={Dorsoventral Axis Formation in the Drosophila Embryo—Shaping and Transducing a Morphogen Gradient},
  author={Bernard Moussian and Siegfried Roth},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2005},
  volume={15},
  pages={R887-R899}
}

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