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Smaug destroys a huge treasure

Michael Götze and Elmar Wahle*

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Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Kurt-Mothes-Strasse 3, Halle 06120, Germany

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Genome Biology 2014, 15:101  doi:10.1186/gb4156

Published: 27 January 2014

Abstract

Smaug, a protein repressing translation and inducing mRNA decay, directly controls an unexpectedly large number of maternal mRNAs driving early Drosophila development.

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