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Heterotrimeric kinesin-II is necessary and sufficient to promote different stepwise assembly of morphologically distinct bipartite cilia in Drosophila antenna

By Swadhin C. Jana, Mukul Girotra and Krishanu Ray

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Structurally distinct sensory cilia in the fly antenna grow in different stepwise patterns. The heterotrimeric kinesin-II is essential for growth at all stages, and it is also required for tubulin entry into the cilia from the beginning. This report establishes a primary function of the motor in the bipartite cilia assembly in Drosophila

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