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From Gradients to Stripes: A Logical Analysis of Drosophila Segmentation Genetic Network

  • D. Thieffry
  • C. Chaouiya
  • L. Sánchez
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Abstract

We present a qualitative approach to gene network modelling, together with a computational implementation (GINsim software). Applied to the Drosophila segmentation network, our logical analysis leads to the delineation of the crucial interactions and regulatory circuits involved in the main differentiation decisions at the basis of the segmentation process. The resulting logical models can be further used to perform in silico perturbations and thereby suggest new experiments. GINsim software is available at the url http://gin.univ-mrs.fr/GINsim. Supplementary materiel and the models referenced in the paper can be downloaded from the url http://gin.univmrs.fr/GINsim/Models.

Key words

Drosophila development segmentation dynamical modelling regulatory circuit 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Thieffry
    • 1
  • C. Chaouiya
    • 1
  • L. Sánchez
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut de Biologie du Développement de MarseilleFrance
  2. 2.Centro de Investigaciones BiológicasMadrid

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