Vidya Chandrasekaran

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Apoptosis in developing Drosophila embryos is rare and confined to specific groups of cells. We explain how one organ, salivary glands, of Drosophila embryos avoids apoptosis. senseless (sens), a Zn-finger transcription factor, is expressed in the salivary primordium and later in the differentiated salivary glands. The regulation of sens expression in the(More)
Epithelial invagination is necessary for formation of many tubular organs, one of which is the Drosophila embryonic salivary gland. We show that actin reorganization and control of endocycle entry are crucial for normal invagination of the salivary placodes. Embryos mutant for Tec29, the Drosophila Tec family tyrosine kinase, showed delayed invagination of(More)
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