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Cell Lineage Analysis of the Mammalian Female Germline

  • Yitzhak Reizel equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Yitzhak Reizel, Shalev Itzkovitz, Rivka Adar

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Regulation, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

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  • Shalev Itzkovitz equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Yitzhak Reizel, Shalev Itzkovitz, Rivka Adar

    Affiliations: Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, Department of Biological Chemistry, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

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  • Rivka Adar equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Yitzhak Reizel, Shalev Itzkovitz, Rivka Adar

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Chemistry, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

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  • Judith Elbaz,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Regulation, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

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  • Adrian Jinich,

    Affiliation: Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

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  • Noa Chapal-Ilani,

    Affiliation: Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

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  • Yosef E. Maruvka,

    Affiliation: Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

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  • Nava Nevo,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Regulation, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

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  • Zipora Marx,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Chemistry, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

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  • Inna Horovitz,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Chemistry, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

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  • Adam Wasserstrom,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Chemistry, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

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  • Avi Mayo,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

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  • Irena Shur,

    Affiliation: Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel

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  • Dafna Benayahu,

    Affiliation: Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel

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  • Karl Skorecki,

    Affiliation: Rappaport Faculty of Medicine and Research Institute, Technion and Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel

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  • Eran Segal,

    Affiliation: Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

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  • Nava Dekel mail,

    nava.dekel@weizmann.ac.il (ND); ehud.shapiro@weizmann.ac.il (ES)

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Regulation, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

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  • Ehud Shapiro mail

    nava.dekel@weizmann.ac.il (ND); ehud.shapiro@weizmann.ac.il (ES)

    Affiliations: Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, Department of Biological Chemistry, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

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  • Published: February 23, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002477

About the Authors

Yitzhak Reizel, Judith Elbaz, Nava Nevo, Nava Dekel
Department of Biological Regulation, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Shalev Itzkovitz, Adrian Jinich, Noa Chapal-Ilani, Yosef E. Maruvka, Eran Segal, Ehud Shapiro
Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Shalev Itzkovitz, Rivka Adar, Zipora Marx, Inna Horovitz, Adam Wasserstrom, Ehud Shapiro
Department of Biological Chemistry, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Avi Mayo
Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Irena Shur, Dafna Benayahu
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Karl Skorecki
Rappaport Faculty of Medicine and Research Institute, Technion and Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

A patent on the cell lineage analysis method applied in this manuscript has been filed by Yeda Ltd, the licensing arm of the Weizmann Institute.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: Y Reizel, S Itzkovitz, A Wasserstrom, N Dekel, E Shapiro, K Skorecki. Performed the experiments: Y Reizel, S Itzkovitz, R Adar, J Elbaz, N Nevo, Z Marx, I Shur. Analyzed the data: Y Reizel, S Itzkovitz, A Jinich, N Chapal-Ilani, YE Maruvka, I Horovitz, A Mayo, D Benayahu, E Segal, E Shapiro. Wrote the paper: Y Reizel, S Itzkovitz, J Elbaz, N Dekel, E Shapiro.