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Research Article

A Novel Gene Family Controls Species-Specific Morphological Traits in Hydra

  • Konstantin Khalturin,

    Affiliation: Zoological Institute, Christian-Albrechts-University, Am Botanishen Garten 1-9, 24118 Kiel, Germany

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  • Friederike Anton-Erxleben,

    Affiliation: Zoological Institute, Christian-Albrechts-University, Am Botanishen Garten 1-9, 24118 Kiel, Germany

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  • Sylvia Sassmann,

    Affiliation: Zoological Institute, Christian-Albrechts-University, Am Botanishen Garten 1-9, 24118 Kiel, Germany

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  • Jörg Wittlieb,

    Affiliation: Zoological Institute, Christian-Albrechts-University, Am Botanishen Garten 1-9, 24118 Kiel, Germany

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  • Georg Hemmrich,

    Affiliation: Zoological Institute, Christian-Albrechts-University, Am Botanishen Garten 1-9, 24118 Kiel, Germany

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  • Thomas C. G Bosch mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: tbosch@zoologie.uni-kiel.de

    Affiliation: Zoological Institute, Christian-Albrechts-University, Am Botanishen Garten 1-9, 24118 Kiel, Germany

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  • Published: November 18, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0060278

About the Authors

Konstantin Khalturin, Friederike Anton-Erxleben, Sylvia Sassmann, Jörg Wittlieb, Georg Hemmrich, Thomas C. G Bosch
Zoological Institute, Christian-Albrechts-University, Am Botanishen Garten 1-9, 24118 Kiel, Germany

Corresponding Author

Email: tbosch@zoologie.uni-kiel.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

KK, FA-E, JW, GH, and TCGB conceived and designed the experiments. KK, FA-E, SS, JW, GH, and TCGB performed the experiments. KK, FA-E, SS, JW, GH, and TCGB analyzed the data. GH contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. KK and TCGB wrote the paper.