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Research Article

Drosophila microRNAs 263a/b Confer Robustness during Development by Protecting Nascent Sense Organs from Apoptosis

  • Valérie Hilgers,

    Affiliations: Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, National University of Singapore, Singapore, PhD Programme, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany

    Current address: Institute of Molecular Cell Biology, Singapore

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  • Natascha Bushati mail,

    scohen@imcb.a-star.edu.sg (SMC); nbushat@nimr.mrc.ac.uk (NB)

    Affiliation: Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, National University of Singapore, Singapore

    Current address: National Institute for Medical Research, London, United Kingdom

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  • Stephen M. Cohen mail

    scohen@imcb.a-star.edu.sg (SMC); nbushat@nimr.mrc.ac.uk (NB)

    Affiliations: Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore

    Current address: Institute of Molecular Cell Biology, Singapore

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  • Published: June 15, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1000396

About the Authors

Valérie Hilgers, Natascha Bushati, Stephen M. Cohen
Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Valérie Hilgers
PhD Programme, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany
Stephen M. Cohen
Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Conceived and designed the experiments: VH NB SMC. Performed the experiments: VH NB. Analyzed the data: VH NB SMC. Wrote the paper: VH NB SMC.