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What determines cell size?

Wallace F Marshall*, Kevin D Young, Matthew Swaffer, Elizabeth Wood, Paul Nurse, Akatsuki Kimura, Joseph Frankel, John Wallingford, Virginia Walbot, Xian Qu and Adrienne HK Roeder

BMC Biology 2012, 10:101  doi:10.1186/1741-7007-10-101

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The neglected genome

Uwe Richter   (2013-01-22 12:23)  HU-Berlin

Thanks for the comprehensive review of some of the modern views and trends in this field. However, I was surprised to not find any mentioning of the second DNA containing organelle in the whole paper. Is this due to the general tendency to neglect the second genome (Pesole et al. EMBO,2012), or have mitochondria and/or their genomes no role for cell size? Cheers.

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Corrected contact information for Virginia Walbot

Alice Plane   (2013-01-15 14:06)  BioMed Central

Please note the contact address for Virginia Walbot should be: Department of Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA

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