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Research Article

Loss of FGF-Dependent Mesoderm Identity and Rise of Endogenous Retinoid Signalling Determine Cessation of Body Axis Elongation

  • Isabel Olivera-Martinez equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Isabel Olivera-Martinez, Hidekiyo Harada

    Affiliation: Division of Cell and Developmental Biology, College of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, Dundee, United Kingdom

    Current address: CNRS, UMR7622, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France

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  • Hidekiyo Harada equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Isabel Olivera-Martinez, Hidekiyo Harada

    Affiliations: Division of Cell and Developmental Biology, College of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, Dundee, United Kingdom, Department of Molecular Neurobiology, Graduate School of Life Sciences and Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

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  • Pamela A. Halley,

    Affiliation: Division of Cell and Developmental Biology, College of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, Dundee, United Kingdom

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  • Kate G. Storey mail

    k.g.storey@dundee.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Division of Cell and Developmental Biology, College of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, Dundee, United Kingdom

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  • Published: October 30, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001415

About the Authors

Isabel Olivera-Martinez, Hidekiyo Harada, Pamela A. Halley, Kate G. Storey
Division of Cell and Developmental Biology, College of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, Dundee, United Kingdom
Hidekiyo Harada
Department of Molecular Neurobiology, Graduate School of Life Sciences and Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

Corresponding Author

Email: k.g.storey@dundee.ac.uk

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: KGS IO-M HH PAH. Performed the experiments: KGS IO-M HH PAH. Analyzed the data: KGS IO-M HH PAH. Wrote the paper: KGS IO-M HH.