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A Drosophila gene involved in pattern formation in imaginal discs (of which there are fifteen, hence decapenta-) the product of which is a growth factor homologous to mammalian bone morphogenetic protein (BMP). See MAD-related proteins.

http://morgan.harvard.edu/htbin-post/gene.script?dpp The Flybase entry for this gene.

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