Genesis of the Drosophila peripheral nervous system

Trends Genet. 1989 Aug;5(8):251-5. doi: 10.1016/0168-9525(89)90097-8.


The formation of a sense organ in Drosophila is a progressive process which begins with the local acquisition of a 'proneural' state. Mutations altering different steps of this process reveal the existence of several distinct operations, some of which are mediated by transcriptional regulation while others involve cell interactions.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cell Communication
  • Drosophila / genetics
  • Drosophila / growth & development*
  • Drosophila / metabolism
  • Female
  • Genes
  • Male
  • Morphogenesis
  • Mutation
  • Nervous System / growth & development
  • Transcription, Genetic