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Klymkowsky, M. W., D. R. Shook, and L. A. Maynell. 1992. Evidence that the deep keratin filament systems of the Xenopus embryo act to ensure successful gastrulation. PNAS 89: 8736-8740.

Shook, D. R., A. Brooks, T. E. Johnson. 1996. Mapping quantitative trait loci affecting life history traits in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Genetics 142: 801-817.

van Swinderen, B., Shook, D. R., Ebert, R. H., Cherkasova, V. A., Johnson, T. E., Shmookler-Reis, R. J. and Crowder, C. M. 1997. Quantitative trait loci controlling Halothane sensitivity in Caenorhabditis elegans. P.N.A.S. 94: 8232-8237.

Shook, D. R., and Johnson, T. E. 1999. Quantitative trait loci affecting survival and fertility-related traits in Caenorhabditis elegans show genotype-environment interactions, pleiotropy and epistasis. Genetics 153: 1233-1243.

Keller, R., Davidson, L., Edlund, A., Elul, T., Ezin, M., Shook, D. and Skoglund, P. 2000. Mechanisms of convergence and extension by cell intercalation. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. B 355: 897-922.

Shook, D. R., Majer, C. and Keller, R. 2002. Urodeles remove mesoderm from the superficial layer by subduction through a bilateral primitive streak. Developmental Biology 248: 220&endash;239.

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Keller, R., Davidson, L. A., and Shook, D. R. 2003. How We Are Shaped: The Biomechanics of Gastrulation. Differentiation 71: 171&endash;205.

Shook, D. R., and R. Keller. 2003. Mechanisms, mechanics and function of epithelial mesenchymal transitions in early development. Mechanisms of Development 120: 1351-1383.

Shook, D. R., Majer, C., and Keller, R. 2004. Pattern and morphogenesis of presumptive superficial mesoderm in two closely related species, Xenopus laevis and X. tropicalis. Developmental Biology 270: 163-185.

Supplemental Data (Movies!) for Shook 2004

Keller, R. and Shook D.R. 2004. Gastrulation in Amphibians. pp. 171-203. In: Gastrulation: From Cells to Embryo, C. Stern (Ed.) Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press.  

Supplemental Data for Keller & Shook 2004 (see chapter 13) 


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