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Zielke N, Kim KJ, Tran V, Shibutani ST, Bravo M-J, Nagarajan S, Straaten M-v, Woods B, Dassow G-v, Rottig C, Lehner CF, Grewal SS, Duronio RJ, Edgar BA, (2011) Control of Drosophila endocycles by E2F and CRL4/CDT2 . Nature doi:10.1038/nature10579.

Recent Publications Co-authored by CCD Members (in bold)

Hoyos E, Kim K, Milloz J, Barkoulas M, Penigault JB, Munro E, Felix MA (2011) Quantitative variation in autocrine signaling and pathway crosstalk in the caenorhabditis vulva network . Curr Biol 21:527-38.

Sherrard K, Robin F, Lemaire P, and Munro EM (2010) Sequential activation of apical and basolateral contractility drives ascidian endoderm invagination . Curr Biol 20 (17):1499-1510.

von Dassow G, Verbrugghe KJ, Miller AL, Sider JR, and Bement WM (2009) Action at a distance during cytokinesis . J Cell Biol. 187(6):831-45.

Edgar BA and Kim KJ (2009) Sizing up the cell . Science 235:158-159.

von Dassow G (2009) Concurrent cues for cytokinetic furrow induction in animal cells . Trends in Cell Biology 19(4):165-73.

Rafelski SM, Alberts JB, Odell GM (2009) An Experimental and Computational Study of the Effect of ActA Polarity on the Speed of Listeria monocytogenes Actin-based Motility. PLoS Comp. Bio. 5(7):e1000434.

Kim KJ (2009) Ingeneue: a software tool to simulate and explore genetic regulatory networks. in Systems Biology: Methods in Molecular Biology,  I. Maly, ed.  Humana Press vol. 500: 169-201.

Castillo AM, Nowak RB, Littlefield KP, Fowler VM, and Littlefield RS (2009) A Nebulin Ruler Does Not Dictate Thin Filament Lengths. Biophysical Journal, 96:1856-65.

Kim KJ, Fernandes VM (2009) Effects of Ploidy and Recombination on Evolution of Robustness in a Model of the Segment Polarity Network. PLoS Comp. Bio. 5(2): e1000296.

Alberts JB (2009) Biophysically realistic filament bending dynamics in agent-based biological simulation. PLoS ONE 4(3):e4748.

Foe VE and von Dassow G (2008). Stable and dynamic microtubules coordinately shape the myosin activation zone during cytokinetic furrow formation. J. Cell Biol. 183: 457-470.

Odell GM and Foe VE (2008). An agent-based model contrasts opposite effects of dynamic and stable microtubules on cleavage furrow positioning. J. Cell Biol. 2008 183: 471-483

Littlefield RS, and Fowler VM (2008) Thin Filament Length Regulation In Striated Muscle Sarcomeres: Pointed-End Dynamics Go Beyond A Nebulin Ruler. Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology, 19:511-519.

Baruni JK, Munro EM, von Dassow G. (2008) Cytokinetic furrowing in toroidal, binucleate and anucleate cells in C. elegans embryos. J Cell Sci 121:306-16.

Stumpff J, von Dassow G, Wagenbach M, Asbury C, and Wordeman L. (2008) The kinesin-8 motor Kif18A suppresses kinetochore movements to control mitotic chromosome alignment. Dev. Cell 14:252-62

Werner M, Munro EM, Glotzer M (2007) Astral signals spatially bias cortical myosin recruitment to break symmetry and promote cytokinesis. Curr Biol. 17:1286-97.

Burkel BM, von Dassow G, Bement WM. (2007) Versatile fluorescent probes for actin filaments based on the actin-binding domain of utrophin. Cell Motil Cytoskeleton 64:822-32.

Wordeman L, Wagenbach M, von Dassow G. (2007) MCAK facilitates chromosome movement by promoting kinetochore microtubule turnover. J Cell Biol. 179:869-79.

Bang, M.-L., Li, X., Littlefield, R., Bremner, S., Thor, A., Knowlton, K. U., Lieber, R. L., and J. Chen (2006) Nebulin-deficient mice exhibit shorter thin filament lengths and reduced contractile function in skeletal muscle. J. Cell Biol., 173:905-16.

Bement WM, Miller AL, von Dassow G. (2006) Rho GTPase activity zones and transient contractile arrays. Bioessays 28:983-93.

Munro EM. (2006) PAR proteins and the cytoskeleton: a marriage of equals. Curr Opin Cell Biol. 18:86-94.

Willis JH, Munro EM, Lyczak R, Bowerman B. (2006) Conditional dominant mutations in the Caenorhabditis elegans gene act-2 identify cytoplasmic and muscle roles for a redundant actin isoform. Mol Biol Cell 17:1051-64.

Munro EM, Robin F, Lemaire P. (2006) Cellular morphogenesis in ascidians: how to shape a simple tadpole. Curr Opin Genet Dev. 16:399-405.

Bement WM, Benink, H.A., von Dassow, G. (2005) A microtubule-dependent zone of active RhoA during cleavage plane specification. J Cell Biol. 170:91-101. [PDF]

Moore A.T., Rankin K.E., von Dassow, G, Peris L, Wagenbach M, Ovechkina Y, Andrieux A, Job D, Wordeman L. (2005) MCAK associates with the tips of polymerizing microtubules. J Cell Biol. 169:391-7. [PDF]

Jiang D, Munro, E.M., Smith, W.C. (2005) Ascidian prickle regulates both mediolateral and anterior-posterior cell polarity of notochord cells. Curr Biol. 15:79-85. [PDF]

Alberts, J.B., Odell, G.M. (2004) In silico reconstitution of Listeria propulsion exhibits nano-saltation. PLoS Biol. 2:e412 [PDF]

Munro, E.M., Nance J, Priess, J.R. (2004) Cortical flows powered by asymmetrical contraction transport PAR proteins to establish and maintain anterior-posterior polarity in the early C. elegans embryo. Dev Cell 7:413-24. [PDF]

von Dassow, G, Meir E. (2004) Exploring modularity with dynamical models of gene networks. in Modularity in Development and Evolution, G. Schlosser and G. P. Wagner, eds. University of Chicago Press pp 245-87. [PDF]

Strickland L, von Dassow, G, Ellenberg J, Foe, V.E., Lenart P, Burgess D. (2004) Light microscopy of echinoderm embryos. Methods Cell Biol. 74:371-409.

Nance J, Munro, E.M., Priess, J.R. (2003) C. elegans PAR-3 and PAR-6 are required for apicobasal asymmetries associated with cell adhesion and gastrulation. Development 130:5339-50. [PDF]

de Visser, J.A., Hermisson J, Wagner, G.P., Ancel Meyers L, Bagheri-Chaichian H, Blanchard, J.L., Chao L, Cheverud, J.M., Elena, S.F., Fontana W, Gibson G, Hansen, T.F., Krakauer D, Lewontin, R.C., Ofria C, Rice, S.H., von Dassow, G, Wagner A, Whitlock, M.C. (2003) Evolution and detection of genetic robustness. Evolution Int J Org Evolution 57:1959-72.

Meir E, Munro, E.M., Odell, G.M., von Dassow, G. (2002) Ingeneue: a versatile tool for reconstituting genetic networks, with examples from the segment polarity network. J Exp Zool. (Mol. Dev. Evol.) 294:216-51. [PDF]

von Dassow, G, Odell, G.M. (2002) Design and constraints of the Drosophila segment polarity module: robust spatial patterning emerges from intertwined cell state switches. J Exp Zool. (Mol. Dev. Evol.) 294:179-215. [PDF]

Meir E, von Dassow, G, Munro, E.M., Odell, G.M. (2002) Robustness, flexibility, and the role of lateral inhibition in the neurogenic network. Curr Biol. 12:778-86. [PDF]

Munro, E.M., Odell, G.M. (2002) Morphogenetic pattern formation during ascidian notochord formation is regulative and highly robust. Development 129:1-12. [PDF]

Munro, E.M., Odell, G.M. (2002) Polarized basolateral cell motility underlies invagination and convergent extension of the ascidian notochord. Development 129:13-24. [PDF]

von Dassow M, Odell, G.M., Mandoli DF. (2001) Relationships between growth, morphology and wall stress in the stalk of Acetabularia acetabulum. Planta 213:659-66.

von Dassow, G, Meir E, Munro, E.M., Odell, G.M. (2000) The segment polarity network is a robust developmental module. Nature 406:188-92. [PDF]

Foe, V.E., Field, C.M., Odell, G.M. (2000) Microtubules and mitotic cycle phase modulate spatiotemporal distributions of F-actin and myosin II in Drosophila syncytial blastoderm embryos. Development 127:1767-87. [PDF]

von Dassow, G, Munro, E.M. (1999) Modularity in animal development and evolution: elements of a conceptual framework for EvoDevo. J Exp Zool. (Mol. Dev. Evol.) 285:307-25. [PDF]


Selected Older Publications:

Tyson, J.J., Novak B, Odell, G.M., Chen K, Thron, C.D. (1996) Chemical kinetic theory: understanding cell-cycle regulation. Trends Biochem Sci. 21:89-96.

von Dassow, G, Schubiger G. (1994) How an actin network might cause fountain streaming and nuclear migration in the syncytial Drosophila embryo. J Cell Biol. 127:1637-53.

Peskin, C.S., Odell, G.M., Oster, G.F. (1993) Cellular motions and thermal fluctuations: the Brownian ratchet. Biophys J. 65:316-24.

Edgar, B.A., Odell, G.M., Schubiger G. (1989) A genetic switch, based on negative regulation, sharpens stripes in Drosophila embryos. Dev Genet. 10:124-42.

Foe, V.E. (1989) Mitotic domains reveal early commitment of cells in Drosophila embryos. Development 107:1-22.

Edgar, B.A., Odell, G.M., Schubiger G. (1987) Cytoarchitecture and the patterning of fushi tarazu expression in the Drosophila blastoderm. Genes Dev. 1:1226-37.

Jacobson, A.G., Oster, G.F., Odell, G.M., Cheng LY. (1986) Neurulation and the cortical tractor model for epithelial folding. J Embryol Exp Morphol. 96:19-49.

Foe, V.E., Alberts, B.M. (1983) Studies of nuclear and cytoplasmic behaviour during the five mitotic cycles that precede gastrulation in Drosophila embryogenesis. J Cell Sci. 61:31-70.

Odell, G.M., Oster G, Alberch P, Burnside B. (1981) The mechanical basis of morphogenesis. I. Epithelial folding and invagination. Dev Biol. 85:446-62.