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BMP11 regulates the exaggerated growth of legs and increases fighting intensity in males of M. longipes

New results from Abderrahman Khila's team have been published in Plos Biology and are in the news at CNRS-INSB and ENS de Lyon. This news also appears in the latest letter En direct des labos du CNRS.

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The growth factor BMP11 is required for the development and evolution of a male

exaggerated weapon and its associated fighting behavior in a water strider

Toubiana W, Armisen D, Viala S,  Decaras A, Khila A, Plos Biology 11 mai 2021.