Identification of a novel target of D/V signaling in Drosophila wing disc: Wg-independent function of the organizer.

Growth and patterning during Drosophila wing development are mediated by signaling from its dorso-ventral (D/V) organizer. Wingless is expressed in the D/V boundary and functions as a morphogen to activate target genes at a distance. Wingless pathway and thereby D/V signaling is negatively regulated by the homeotic gene Ultrabithorax (Ubx) to mediate… CONTINUE READING