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Research Article

Cytological and Morphological Analyses Reveal Distinct Features of Intestinal Development during Xenopus tropicalis Metamorphosis

  • Job Sterling equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Job Sterling, Liezhen Fu

    Affiliation: Section on Molecular Morphogenesis, Program in Cellular Regulation and Metabolism (PCRM), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Liezhen Fu equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Job Sterling, Liezhen Fu

    Affiliation: Section on Molecular Morphogenesis, Program in Cellular Regulation and Metabolism (PCRM), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Kazuo Matsuura,

    Affiliation: Section on Molecular Morphogenesis, Program in Cellular Regulation and Metabolism (PCRM), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Yun-Bo Shi mail

    Shi@helix.nih.gov

    Affiliation: Section on Molecular Morphogenesis, Program in Cellular Regulation and Metabolism (PCRM), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: October 10, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0047407

About the Authors

Job Sterling, Liezhen Fu, Kazuo Matsuura, Yun-Bo Shi
Section on Molecular Morphogenesis, Program in Cellular Regulation and Metabolism (PCRM), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: Shi@helix.nih.gov

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JS LF KM YS. Performed the experiments: JS LF KM. Analyzed the data: JS LF. Wrote the paper: LF YS.