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Research Article

Identifying the Evolutionary Building Blocks of the Cardiac Conduction System

  • Bjarke Jensen,

    Affiliations: Department of Anatomy, Embryology & Physiology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Department of Biological Sciences, Zoophysiology, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

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  • Bastiaan J. D. Boukens,

    Affiliation: Department of Anatomy, Embryology & Physiology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Alex V. Postma,

    Affiliation: Department of Anatomy, Embryology & Physiology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Quinn D. Gunst,

    Affiliation: Department of Anatomy, Embryology & Physiology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Maurice J. B. van den Hoff,

    Affiliation: Department of Anatomy, Embryology & Physiology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Antoon F. M. Moorman,

    Affiliation: Department of Anatomy, Embryology & Physiology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Tobias Wang,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Zoophysiology, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

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  • Vincent M. Christoffels mail

    v.m.christoffels@amc.uva.nl

    Affiliation: Department of Anatomy, Embryology & Physiology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Published: September 11, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0044231

About the Authors

Bjarke Jensen, Bastiaan J. D. Boukens, Alex V. Postma, Quinn D. Gunst, Maurice J. B. van den Hoff, Antoon F. M. Moorman, Vincent M. Christoffels
Department of Anatomy, Embryology & Physiology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Bjarke Jensen, Tobias Wang
Department of Biological Sciences, Zoophysiology, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

Corresponding Author

Email: v.m.christoffels@amc.uva.nl

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BJ AVP AFMM VMC. Performed the experiments: BJ BJDB QDG. Analyzed the data: BJ BJDB AFMM VMC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MJBvdH AFMM VMC. Wrote the paper: BJ MJBvdH AFMM TW VMC.