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Dev Cell. 2002 Apr;2(4):382-4.

Cellular morphogenesis: slow-as-molasses accelerates polarized membrane growth.

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Department of Zoology, University of Toronto, M5S 3G5, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Abstract

Cellularization of the early Drosophila embryo is a modified form of cytokinesis that gives rise to the blastoderm epithelium through polarized membrane growth. The gene slow-as-molasses encodes a novel protein essential for the formation of a plasma membrane domain that initiates membrane growth during cellularization.

PMID:
11970887
DOI:
10.1016/s1534-5807(02)00160-0
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