Generation and early differentiation of glial cells in the first optic ganglion of Drosophila melanogaster.

@article{Winberg1992GenerationAE,
  title={Generation and early differentiation of glial cells in the first optic ganglion of Drosophila melanogaster.},
  author={Margaret L. Winberg and Sharon E. Perez and Hermann Steller},
  journal={Development},
  year={1992},
  volume={115 4},
  pages={903-11}
}
We have examined the generation and development of glial cells in the first optic ganglion, the lamina, of Drosophila melanogaster. Previous work has shown that the growth of retinal axons into the developing optic lobes induces the terminal cell divisions that generate the lamina monopolar neurons. We investigated whether photoreceptor ingrowth also influences the development of lamina glial cells, using P element enhancer trap lines, genetic mosaics and birthdating analysis. Enhancer trap… CONTINUE READING