Drosophila headlines

Trends Genet. 1991 Aug;7(8):267-72. doi: 10.1016/0168-9525(91)90327-M.


Recent genetic and molecular data from Drosophila support the long-standing observations of morphology in suggesting that segmentation of the insect embryo proceeds in two phases. Organization of the cephalic segments uses a mechanism distinct from the familiar bierarchical cascade of segmentation genes that subdivides the trunk of the embryo.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Drosophila melanogaster / embryology*
  • Drosophila melanogaster / genetics
  • Embryo, Nonmammalian / anatomy & histology
  • Embryonic and Fetal Development
  • Gene Expression Regulation*
  • Genes, Homeobox
  • Genes, Regulator
  • Head / embryology*
  • Morphogenesis
  • Osmolar Concentration
  • Phenotype
  • Transcription, Genetic