Automated cell tracking identifies mechanically oriented cell divisions during Drosophila axis elongation.

Abstract

Embryos extend their anterior-posterior (AP) axis in a conserved process known as axis elongation. Drosophila axis elongation occurs in an epithelial monolayer, the germband, and is driven by cell intercalation, cell shape changes, and oriented cell divisions at the posterior germband. Anterior germband cells also divide during axis elongation. We developed… (More)
DOI: 10.1242/dev.141473

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