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Research Article

Distinct Functions for the Drosophila piRNA Pathway in Genome Maintenance and Telomere Protection

  • Jaspreet S. Khurana,

    Affiliation: Program in Cell and Developmental Dynamics and Program in Molecular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Jia Xu,

    Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Zhiping Weng,

    Affiliation: Program in Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology and Department in Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • William E. Theurkauf mail

    william.theurkauf@umassmed.edu

    Affiliation: Program in Cell and Developmental Dynamics and Program in Molecular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: December 16, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1001246

About the Authors

Jaspreet S. Khurana, William E. Theurkauf
Program in Cell and Developmental Dynamics and Program in Molecular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America
Jia Xu
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Zhiping Weng
Program in Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology and Department in Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: william.theurkauf@umassmed.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JSK ZW WET. Performed the experiments: JSK. Analyzed the data: JSK JX ZW WET. Wrote the paper: JSK ZW WET.