Ecdysone pathway is required for furrow progression in the developing Drosophila eye.

@article{Brennan1998EcdysonePI,
  title={Ecdysone pathway is required for furrow progression in the developing Drosophila eye.},
  author={Catherine A. Brennan and Michael Ashburner and Kevin Moses},
  journal={Development},
  year={1998},
  volume={125 14},
  pages={2653-64}
}
In Drosophila, secretion of the steroid hormone ecdysone from the prothoracic ring gland coordinates and triggers events such as molting and metamorphosis. In the developing Drosophila compound eye, pattern formation and cell-type specification initiate at a moving boundary known as the morphogenetic furrow. We have investigated the role of ecdysone in eye development and report here that the ecdysone signaling pathway is required for progression of the morphogenetic furrow in the eye imaginal… CONTINUE READING