Turning up the Green Light

Julien Cassereau, Vincent Courdavault, U. Valentin Nägerl
Trends in Cell Biology. 2020-12-01; :
DOI: 10.1016/j.tcb.2020.12.007

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Cassereau J(1), Courdavault V(2), Nägerl UV(3).

Author information:
(1)MitoLab, UMR CNRS 6015-INSERM U1083, MitoVasc Institute, Université d’Angers, 49035 Angers, France.
(2)Université de Tours, EA2106 Biomolécules et Biotechnologies Végétales, Faculté des Sciences et Techniques, Parc de Grandmont, 37200 Tours, France.
(3)Université de Bordeaux, CNRS, Interdisciplinary Institute for Neuroscience, UMR 5297, 33000 Bordeaux, France. Electronic address:

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