The Drosophila gonads: models for stem cell proliferation, self-renewal, and differentiation

Abstract

The male and female gonads of Drosophila melanogaster have developed into powerful model systems for both the study of stem cell behaviours, and for understanding how stem cell misregulation can lead to cancers. Using these systems, one is able to observe and manipulate the resident stem cell populations in vivo with a great deal of licence. The… (More)

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