Myosin as a constituent of the Drosophila egg cortex

  title={Myosin as a constituent of the Drosophila egg cortex},
  author={Richard M. Warn and S Maleki and Belinda Bullard},
MYOSIN and actin have been found in many cell types, including the eggs of Amphibia1, sea urchins2, starfish3 and rats4. Their distribution correlates well with the distribution of microfilaments in structures such as the contractile ring, and these proteins are believed to have a major role in cell cleavage and plasmalemma elongation5. They have not previously been recorded in Drosophila eggs and embryos. The egg of Drosophila develops as a syncytium with about 6,000 nuclei present in a common… CONTINUE READING