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Developmental biology

Segmentation within scale

Irrespective of an organism's size, the proportional sizes of its parts remain constant. An experimental model reveals size-dependent adjustment of segment formation and gene-expression oscillations in vertebrates. See Letter p.101

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Figure 1: Oscillating waves of gene expression in culture.


  1. *This article and the paper under discussion1 were published online on 19 December 2012.


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Barkai, N., Shilo, BZ. Segmentation within scale. Nature 493, 32–33 (2013).

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