The genital disc of Drosophila melanogaster : II. Role of the genes hedgehog, decapentaplegic and wingless.

@article{Snchez1997TheGD,
  title={The genital disc of Drosophila melanogaster : II. Role of the genes hedgehog, decapentaplegic and wingless.},
  author={Lucas S{\'a}nchez and Fernando Casares and Nicole Gorfinkiel and Isabel Guerrero},
  journal={Development genes and evolution},
  year={1997},
  volume={207 4},
  pages={229-241}
}
 The genital disc consists of three primordia: the female genital, the male genital and the anal primordia. In individuals of either sex, only one of the two genital primordia grows, whereas the anal primordium develops in both sexes. It is proposed here that the genital disc, which is of ventral origin, is organized in a manner similar to the antennal and leg discs: the expression domains of decapentaplegic (dpp) and wingless (wg) are mostly complementary and abut engrailed (en) expression. An… CONTINUE READING