Mechanical Control of Whole Body Shape by a Single Cuticular Protein Obstructor-E in Drosophila melanogaster

@inproceedings{Tajiri2017MechanicalCO,
  title={Mechanical Control of Whole Body Shape by a Single Cuticular Protein Obstructor-E in Drosophila melanogaster},
  author={Reiko Tajiri and Nobuhiro Ogawa and Haruhiko Fujiwara and Tetsuya Kojima},
  booktitle={PLoS genetics},
  year={2017}
}
Body shapes are much more variable than body plans. One way to alter body shapes independently of body plans would be to mechanically deform bodies. To what extent body shapes are regulated physically, or molecules involved in physical control of morphogenesis, remain elusive. During fly metamorphosis, the cuticle (exoskeleton) covering the larval body… CONTINUE READING