Drosophila nonmuscle myosin II has multiple essential roles in imaginal disc and egg chamber morphogenesis.

@article{Edwards1996DrosophilaNM,
  title={Drosophila nonmuscle myosin II has multiple essential roles in imaginal disc and egg chamber morphogenesis.},
  author={Kevin A. Edwards and Daniel P Kiehart},
  journal={Development},
  year={1996},
  volume={122 5},
  pages={1499-511}
}
Morphogenesis is characterized by orchestrated changes in the shape and position of individual cells. Many of these movements are thought to be powered by motor proteins. However, in metazoans, it is often difficult to match specific motors with the movements they drive. The nonmuscle myosin II heavy chain (MHC encoded by zipper is required for cell sheet movements in Drosophila embryos. To determine if myosin II is required for other processes, we examined the phenotypes of strong and weak… CONTINUE READING

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