Conserved Role for Ovo Protein in Reproductive Cell Development in Mice and Fruit Flies (image) University of Tsukuba Share Print E-Mail Caption University of Tsukuba-led research identified a role for the Ovo protein in the development of both mouse and Drosophila germ cells. Credit Image by Roblan/Shutterstock, Szasz-Fabian Jozsef/Shutterstock Usage Restrictions Unauthorized use is strictly prohibited. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.