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Baum, B. (2006). Left-right asymmetry: actin-myosin through the looking glass.  Curr. Biol. 16(13): R502--R504.
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FBrf0193117
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Despite being bilaterally symmetric, most Metazoa exhibit clear, genetically determined left-right differences. In several animals, microtubule-based structures are thought to be the source of chiral information used to establish handedness. Now, two new studies in Drosophila identify a role for unconventional myosin motors in this process.

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Curr. Biol.
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Current Biology
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1991-
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0960-9822
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