Nature and anisotropy of cortical forces orienting Drosophila tissue morphogenesis


The morphogenesis of developing embryos and organs relies on the ability of cells to remodel their contacts with neighbouring cells. Using quantitative modelling and laser nano-dissection, we probed the mechanics of a morphogenetic process, the elongation of Drosophila melanogaster embryos, which results from polarized cell neighbour exchanges. We show that… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/ncb1798

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