The genetic mechanisms that regulate complex developmental processes in higher eukaryotes are largely unknown. An attractive model system for analysing this problem involves the morphogenesis of the diverse anatomical segments of the fruitfly, Drosophila melanogaster. The desirability of this system stems from the identification of genetic loci that appear to directly control the developmental commitment and differentiation of each body segment primordium.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Trends in Neurosciences|
|State||Published - 1985|
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