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Ultrabithorax is required for membranous wing identity in the beetle Tribolium castaneum
The two pairs of wings that are characteristic of ancestral pterygotes (winged insects) have often undergone evolutionary modification. In the fruitfly, Drosophila melanogaster, differences betweenExpand
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Gene expression profiling of the developing Drosophila CNS midline cells.
The Drosophila CNS midline cells constitute a specialized set of interneurons, motorneurons, and glia. The utility of the CNS midline cells as a neurogenomic system to study CNS development derivesExpand
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Single-cell mapping of neural and glial gene expression in the developing Drosophila CNS midline cells.
Understanding the generation of neuronal and glial diversity is one of the major goals of developmental neuroscience. The Drosophila CNS midline cells constitute a simple neurogenomic system to studyExpand
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The expression and function of the achaete-scute genes in Tribolium castaneum reveals conservation and variation in neural pattern formation and cell fate specification
The study of achaete-scute (ac/sc) genes has recently become a paradigm to understand the evolution and development of the arthropod nervous system. We describe the identification andExpand
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The Tribolium columnar genes reveal conservation and plasticity in neural precursor patterning along the embryonic dorsal-ventral axis.
The Drosophila columnar genes are key regulators of neural precursor formation and patterning along the dorsal-ventral axis of the developing CNS and include ventral nerve cord defective (vnd),Expand
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Multiple Notch signaling events control Drosophila CNS midline neurogenesis, gliogenesis and neuronal identity
The study of how transcriptional control and cell signaling influence neurons and glia to acquire their differentiated properties is fundamental to understanding CNS development and function. TheExpand
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Genetic control of dorsoventral patterning and neuroblast specification in the Drosophila Central Nervous System.
The Drosophila embryonic Central Nervous System (CNS) develops from the ventrolateral region of the embryo, the neuroectoderm. Neuroblasts arise from the neuroectoderm and acquire unique fates basedExpand
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The identification and expression of achaete-scute genes in the branchiopod crustacean Triops longicaudatus.
The achaete-scute (ac/sc) genes are a highly conserved family of transcription factors that play important roles in the development of neural cells in both vertebrates and invertebrates. As such, theExpand
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MidExDB: A database of Drosophila CNS midline cell gene expression
BackgroundThe Drosophila CNS midline cells are an excellent model system to study neuronal and glial development because of their diversity of cell types and the relative ease in identifying andExpand
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Neurexin IV and Wrapper interactions mediate Drosophila midline glial migration and axonal ensheathment
Glia play crucial roles in ensheathing axons, a process that requires an intricate series of glia-neuron interactions. The membrane-anchored protein Wrapper is present in Drosophila midline glia andExpand
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