Early development of the Drosophila mushroom body: the roles of eyeless and dachshund.

@article{Noveen2000EarlyDO,
  title={Early development of the Drosophila mushroom body: the roles of eyeless and dachshund.},
  author={Alexander Noveen and Annekatrin Daniel and Volker Hartenstein},
  journal={Development},
  year={2000},
  volume={127 16},
  pages={3475-88}
}
The mushroom body (MB) is a uniquely identifiable brain structure present in most arthropods. Functional studies have established its role in learning and memory. Here we describe the early embryonic origin of the four neuroblasts that give rise to the mushroom body and follow its morphogenesis through later embryonic stages. In the late embryo, axons of MB neurons lay down a characteristic pattern of pathways. eyeless (ey) and dachshund (dac) are expressed in the progenitor cells and neurons… CONTINUE READING