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The mTOR pathway component Unkempt regulates neural stem cell and neural progenitor cell cycle in the Drosophila central nervous system. / Maierbrugger, Katja T.; Sousa-Nunes, Rita; Bateman, Joseph M.

In: Developmental Biology, Vol. 461, No. 1, 01.05.2020, p. 55-65.

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Maierbrugger, KT, Sousa-Nunes, R & Bateman, JM 2020, 'The mTOR pathway component Unkempt regulates neural stem cell and neural progenitor cell cycle in the Drosophila central nervous system', Developmental Biology, vol. 461, no. 1, pp. 55-65. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ydbio.2020.01.006

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Maierbrugger, K. T., Sousa-Nunes, R., & Bateman, J. M. (2020). The mTOR pathway component Unkempt regulates neural stem cell and neural progenitor cell cycle in the Drosophila central nervous system. Developmental Biology, 461(1), 55-65. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ydbio.2020.01.006

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Maierbrugger KT, Sousa-Nunes R, Bateman JM. The mTOR pathway component Unkempt regulates neural stem cell and neural progenitor cell cycle in the Drosophila central nervous system. Developmental Biology. 2020 May 1;461(1):55-65. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ydbio.2020.01.006

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Maierbrugger, Katja T. ; Sousa-Nunes, Rita ; Bateman, Joseph M. / The mTOR pathway component Unkempt regulates neural stem cell and neural progenitor cell cycle in the Drosophila central nervous system. In: Developmental Biology. 2020 ; Vol. 461, No. 1. pp. 55-65.

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