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Grewal, S.S. (2012). Controlling animal growth and body size - does fruit fly physiology point the way?  F1000 Biol. Rep. 4(): 12.
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FBrf0218578
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Review
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The question of how growth and size are controlled has fascinated generations of biologists. However, the underlying mechanisms still remain unclear. The last year or so has seen a flurry of reports on the control of growth and body size in Drosophila, and a central theme to these papers is the idea of signaling between organs as a control mechanism for overall body growth and development. While this concept is obviously not new, these fly studies now open up the possibility of using a genetically tractable system to dissect in detail how organ-to-organ communication dictates body size.

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PMC3369236 (PMC) (EuropePMC)
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    English
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    F1000 Biol. Rep.
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    F1000 biology reports
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    1757-594X
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