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Posted by cgiulian on 05 Oct 2009 at 06:36 GMT

We thank Dr. Shohei Mitani and the National BioResource Project for C. elegans (Japan) for generating tm2056, tm3334, and tm2088. Some nematode strains used in this work were provided by the Caenorhabditis Genetics Center, which is funded by the NIH National Center for Research Resources (NCRR). We thank Holger Kloess for technical help. We also thank Dr. Gian Garriga and Dr. Shiro Suetsugu for WSP-1 antibody

We thank Dr. Ronen Zaidel-Bar for generating some of the critical reagents used to characterize the role of tocas in embryonic development.

No competing interests declared.