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 Gad,  Tam,  

Axis development: the mouse becomes a dachshund.

Targeted deletion of the gene for GDF11, a novel member of the TGFbeta family, has been found to cause an increase in the number of thoracic and lumbar vertebrae in the mouse. This is the first hint that a secreted factor may influence the specification of segment identity.[1]


  1. Axis development: the mouse becomes a dachshund. Gad, J.M., Tam, P.P. Curr. Biol. (1999) [Pubmed]
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