Asymmetric localization of numb autonomously determines sibling neuron identity in the Drosophila CNS.

The central nervous system (CNS) represents an excellent model system for examining how a multitude of unique cell fates are specified. We find that asymmetric localization of the numb protein autonomously controls a binary cell fate decision in the Drosophila CNS. The simplest lineage in the Drosophila CNS is that of the MP2 precursor: it divides unequally… (More)