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Gamma-Tubulin Is Required for Bipolar Spindle Assembly and for Proper Kinetochore Microtubule Attachments during Prometaphase I in Drosophila Oocytes

  • Stacie E. Hughes equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Stacie E. Hughes, J. Scott Beeler

    sfh@stowers.org

    Affiliation: Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America

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  • J. Scott Beeler equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Stacie E. Hughes, J. Scott Beeler

    Affiliations: Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Angela Seat,

    Affiliations: Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America, The University of Kansas, Overland Park, Kansas, United States of America

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  • Brian D. Slaughter,

    Affiliation: Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Jay R. Unruh,

    Affiliation: Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Elisabeth Bauerly,

    Affiliation: Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Heinrich J. G. Matthies,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • R. Scott Hawley

    Affiliations: Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America, Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, United States of America

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  • Published: August 11, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002209

About the Authors

Stacie E. Hughes, J. Scott Beeler, Angela Seat, Brian D. Slaughter, Jay R. Unruh, Elisabeth Bauerly, R. Scott Hawley
Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America
J. Scott Beeler
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America
Angela Seat
The University of Kansas, Overland Park, Kansas, United States of America
Heinrich J. G. Matthies
Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America
R. Scott Hawley
Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: sfh@stowers.org

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SEH RSH HJGM BDS JRU. Performed the experiments: SEH JSB AS EB BDS JRU. Analyzed the data: SEH BDS JRU. Wrote the paper: SEH RSH BDS JRU. Designed figures and tables: AS.