fruitless gene is required to maintain neuronal identity in evenskipped-expressing neurons in the embryonic CNS of Drosophila.

@article{Song2003fruitlessGI,
  title={fruitless gene is required to maintain neuronal identity in evenskipped-expressing neurons in the embryonic CNS of Drosophila.},
  author={H Song and Barbara J. Taylor},
  journal={Journal of neurobiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={55 2},
  pages={115-33}
}
The fruitless (fru) gene acts sex-nonspecifically in the development of the embryonic central nervous system (CNS) and has sex as well as sex-nonspecific functions in the development of the adult CNS. In the embryo, sex-nonspecific fru mRNAs and proteins are widely expressed during neurogenesis and present in both neurons and glia. To assess whether the fru gene played any role in fate determination of neuronal precursors and neurons, we examined the development of Eve-positive (Eve(+)) GMCs… CONTINUE READING