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Research Article

The Maternal-Effect Gene cellular island Encodes Aurora B Kinase and Is Essential for Furrow Formation in the Early Zebrafish Embryo

  • Taijiro Yabe,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Genetics, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

    Current address: Okazaki Institute for Integrative Biosciences, National Institutes of Natural Sciences, Okazaki, Aichi, Japan

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  • Xiaoyan Ge equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Xiaoyan Ge, Robin Lindeman

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Genetics, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Robin Lindeman equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Xiaoyan Ge, Robin Lindeman

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Genetics, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Sreelaja Nair,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Genetics, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Greg Runke,

    Affiliation: Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Pennsylvania Medical School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Mary C. Mullins,

    Affiliation: Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Pennsylvania Medical School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Francisco Pelegri mail

    fjpelegri@wisc.edu

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Genetics, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Published: June 19, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000518

About the Authors

Taijiro Yabe, Xiaoyan Ge, Robin Lindeman, Sreelaja Nair, Francisco Pelegri
Laboratory of Genetics, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America
Greg Runke, Mary C. Mullins
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Pennsylvania Medical School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: fjpelegri@wisc.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TY RL FP. Performed the experiments: TY XG RL SN FP. Analyzed the data: TY RL SN FP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TY XG RL GR MCM. Wrote the paper: SN FP.