Oogenesis in Drosophila melanogaster: a model system for studying cell differentiation and development.

@article{Gigliotti2003OogenesisID,
  title={Oogenesis in Drosophila melanogaster: a model system for studying cell differentiation and development.},
  author={Silvia Gigliotti and Deborah Rotoli and Franco Graziani and Carla Malva},
  journal={The Italian journal of biochemistry},
  year={2003},
  volume={52 2},
  pages={104-11}
}
Drosophila oogenesis is a complex developmental process involving the coordinated differentiation of germ line and somatic cells. Correct execution and timing of cell fate specification and patterning events is achieved during this process by the integration of different cell-cell signalling pathways, eventually leading to the generation of positional information inside the oocyte, that is instrumental for the establishment of embryonic polarity. The large body of data accumulated at both… CONTINUE READING