The digestive tract of Drosophila melanogaster.

Abstract

The digestive tract plays a central role in the digestion and absorption of nutrients. Far from being a passive tube, it provides the first line of defense against pathogens and maintains energy homeostasis by exchanging neuronal and endocrine signals with other organs. Historically neglected, the gut of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster has recently… (More)
DOI: 10.1146/annurev-genet-111212-133343

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@article{Lemaitre2013TheDT, title={The digestive tract of Drosophila melanogaster.}, author={Bruno Lemaitre and Irene Miguel-Aliaga}, journal={Annual review of genetics}, year={2013}, volume={47}, pages={377-404} }