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Curr Biol. 1999 Jan 28;9(2):R55-8.

Drosophila oogenesis: versatile spn doctors.

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Developmental Genetics Program, Skirball Institute, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Department of Cell Biology, NYU School of Medicine, 540 First Avenue, New York, 10016, USA.

Abstract

Recent work on Drosophila oogenesis has uncovered connections between cell-cycle checkpoints and pattern formation. Genes of the spindle class, which encode double-strand break repair enzymes and RNA helicases, affect oocyte polarity and the decision whether to differentiate as an oocyte or a nurse cell.

PMID:
10021357
DOI:
10.1016/s0960-9822(99)80010-4
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