Of Fat flies and Hippos, or the magic of animal size

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Figure 1: Schematic view of the Hpo pathway.

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Casares, F., Luque, C. & Tavares, M. Of Fat flies and Hippos, or the magic of animal size. Nat Struct Mol Biol 13, 1051–1053 (2006) doi:10.1038/nsmb1206-1051

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