Establishment of stem cell identity in the Drosophila germline.

  title={Establishment of stem cell identity in the Drosophila germline.},
  author={Krishna Moorthi Bhat and Paul Schedl},
  journal={Developmental dynamics : an official publication of the American Association of Anatomists},
  volume={210 4},
In the adult Drosophila ovary the continuous production of eggs depends upon a small group of stem cells located at the anterior tip of the germarium. These stem cells divide asymmetrically to self renew and to generate a cystoblast, which in females is committed to the oocyte differentiation pathway. While much is known about the development of poststem cell cystoblasts, little is known about when stem cells are formed or how their identity is initially established. To investigate these… CONTINUE READING

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