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Rakovitsky, N., Buganim, Y., Swissa, T., Kinel-Tahan, Y., Brenner, S., Cohen, M.A., Levine, A., Wides, R. (2007). Drosophila Ten-a is a maternal pair-rule and patterning gene.  Mech. Dev. 124(11-12): 911--924.
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FBrf0204395
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Research paper
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The Ten-a gene of Drosophila melanogaster encodes several alternative variants of a full length member of the Odz/Tenm protein family. A number of Ten-a mutants created by inexact excisions of a resident P-element insertion are embryonic lethal, but show no pair-rule phenotype. In contrast, these mutants, and deficiencies removing Ten-a, do enhance the segmentation phenotype of a weak allele of the paralog gene odz (or Ten-m) to the odz amorphic phenotype. Germ line clone derived Ten-a(-) embryos display a pair-rule phenotype which phenocopies that of odz. Post segmentation eye patterning phenotypes of Ten-a mutants establish it as a pleiotropic patterning co-partner of odz.

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Retraction notice to 'Drosophila Ten-a is a maternal pair-rule and patterning gene' [Mech. Dev. 124 (2007) 911-924].
Rakovitsky et al., 2012, Mech. Dev. 129(1-4): 73 [FBrf0218896]

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THIS PAPER HAS BEEN RETRACTED, because the lethality and pair rule gene roles reported for Ten-a have since been shown to be due to second-site mutations (see the associated retraction FBrf0218896). The other findings (molecular and biochemical characterization of the Ten-a gene, its alleles and transcripts) remain as reported.

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    Language of Publication
    English
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    Journal
    Abbreviation
    Mech. Dev.
    Title
    Mechanisms of Development
    Publication Year
    1990-
    ISBN/ISSN
    0925-4773
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