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Analysis of growth-defective mutations in Drosophila melanogaster

Wang, Jianbin

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Growth, an important process required for development in organisms, controls the cell size and number in a tightly controlled manner to produce organs and eventually the whole organism of appropriate size. The reverse of growth, termed autophagy, is the process of breakdown of intracellular proteins, lipids, organelles and cytoplasm. The functions of autophagy can be to provide a source of nutrients and energy during periods of starvation and it can also play a developmental role in the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/151462
DOI: 10.25911/5d5156fbd60a5
Access Rights: Open Access

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