CNS midline cells in Drosophila induce the differentiation of lateral neural cells.

@article{Menne1997CNSMC,
  title={CNS midline cells in Drosophila induce the differentiation of lateral neural cells.},
  author={T V Menne and Karin L{\"u}er and Gerhard Martin Technau and Christian Kl{\"a}mbt},
  journal={Development},
  year={1997},
  volume={124 24},
  pages={4949-58}
}
Cells located at the midline of the developing central nervous system perform a number of conserved functions during the establishment of the lateral CNS. The midline cells of the Drosophila CNS were previously shown to be required for correct pattern formation in the ventral ectoderm and for the induction of specific mesodermal cells. Here we investigated whether the midline cells are required for the correct development of lateral CNS cells as well. Embryos that lack midline cells through… CONTINUE READING