Myosin II is not required for Drosophila tracheal branch elongation and cell intercalation.


The Drosophila tracheal system consists of an interconnected network of monolayered epithelial tubes that ensures oxygen transport in the larval and adult body. During tracheal dorsal branch (DB) development, individual DBs elongate as a cluster of cells, led by tip cells at the front and trailing cells in the rear. Branch elongation is accompanied by… (More)
DOI: 10.1242/dev.148940