Cytoplasmic flows localize injected oskar RNA in Drosophila oocytes

@article{Glotzer1997CytoplasmicFL,
  title={Cytoplasmic flows localize injected oskar RNA in Drosophila oocytes},
  author={Jolanta Bogucka Glotzer and Rainer Saffrich and Michael Glotzer and Anne Ephrussi},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={1997},
  volume={7},
  pages={326-337}
}
BACKGROUND The oskar (osk) gene encodes a determinant of posterior identity in Drosophila, and the localization of osk RNA to the pole plasm at the posterior pole of the oocyte is essential for development of the embryo. The mechanisms by which osk RNA is localized are unknown. RESULTS To study the mechanisms underlying localization of osk RNA, we have injected fluorescently labelled RNA into oocytes at stages 9, 10 and 11. Injected osk RNA localizes to the pole plasm, reproducing… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 70 extracted citations

Maternal AP determinants in the Drosophila oocyte and embryo.

Wiley interdisciplinary reviews. Developmental biology • 2016
View 2 Excerpts

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 64 references

A fully automated image acquisition and analysis system for low light level fluorescence microscopy

S Herr, T Bastian, R Pepperkok, C Boulin, W Ansorge
Methods Mol Cell Biol • 1993
View 5 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Ephrussi A: mRNA localization and the cytoskeleton

JB Glotzer
Semin Cell Dev Biol • 1996
View 1 Excerpt

mRNA localization and the cytoskeleton

JB Glotzer, A Ephrussi
Semin Cell Dev Biol • 1996

A requirement for Drosophila c ytoplasmic tropomyosin in oskar mRNA localization

M Erdélyi, Michon A-M, A Guichet, JB Glotzer, A Ephrussi
Nature • 1995

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…