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How to turn inside out

The discovery that a molecular motor of the kinesin family is involved in turning a multicellular green alga inside out might have implications for similar events in animal development.

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Figure 1: Volvox carteri.
Figure 2: Inverting Volvox.

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Schmitt, R., Sumper, M. How to turn inside out. Nature 424, 499–500 (2003). https://doi.org/10.1038/424499a

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