The development of the Drosophila larval brain

Adv Exp Med Biol. 2008;628:1-31. doi: 10.1007/978-0-387-78261-4_1.

Abstract

In this chapter we will start out by describing in more detail the progenitors of the nervous system, the neuroblasts and ganglion mother cells. Subsequently we will survey the generic cell types that make up the developing Drosophila brain, namely neurons, glial cells and tracheal cells. Finally, we will attempt a synopsis of the neuronal connectivity of the larval brain that can be deduced from the analysis of neural lineages and their relationship to neuropile compartments.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Brain / anatomy & histology
  • Brain / cytology
  • Brain / growth & development*
  • Cell Proliferation
  • Drosophila / anatomy & histology
  • Drosophila / growth & development*
  • Larva / anatomy & histology
  • Larva / cytology
  • Larva / growth & development
  • Models, Neurological
  • Morphogenesis
  • Neurons / cytology
  • Neurons / physiology
  • Stem Cells / cytology
  • Stem Cells / physiology