Rarely worked on such a low quality edited paper. Not flattering for the author, neither for the journal.
Top: early gradient of maternal proteins (bicoid gradient, Irionn and St Johnson, Nature 2007)
One need some imagination to find:
Irion U, St Johnston D., bicoid RNA localization requires specific binding of an endosomal sorting complex, Nature. 2007 Feb 1;445(7127):554-8
and this is from figure 1(c: bcd mRNA localisation in a freshly-laid wildtype egg.), which also show the consequences of mutation on the distribution of bicoid (f: bcd mRNA localisation in an embryo derived from a vps22/lsn germline clone.) :
So, not only wrong reference but also wrong transcription of the legend, the mRNA becoming protein (hey, that’s translation!😉 )
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