The Role of the Actomyosin Cytoskeleton in Coordination of Tissue Growth during Drosophila Oogenesis

@article{Wang2007TheRO,
  title={The Role of the Actomyosin Cytoskeleton in Coordination of Tissue Growth during Drosophila Oogenesis},
  author={Ying Wang and Veit Riechmann},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2007},
  volume={17},
  pages={1349-1355}
}
The Drosophila egg chamber is an organ composed of a somatic epithelium that covers a germline cyst. After egg-chamber formation, the germline cells grow rapidly without dividing while the surface of the epithelium expands by cell proliferation [1, 2]. The mechanisms that coordinate growth and morphogenesis of the two tissues are not known. Here we identify a role for the actomyosin cytoskeleton in this process. We show that myosin activity is restricted to the epithelium's apical surface… CONTINUE READING

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