A cellular basis for pattern formation in the insect epidermis

Trends Genet. 1989 Aug;5(8):262-7. doi: 10.1016/0168-9525(89)90099-1.


Developmental and genetic studies of the detailed patterns visible on the cuticle of many insects indicates that they are generated, progressively, through cellular interactions between nearest neighbours rather than instructed by gradients of diffusible morphogens.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cell Communication*
  • Drosophila / genetics
  • Drosophila / growth & development*
  • Drosophila / metabolism
  • Epidermis / metabolism*
  • Gene Expression
  • Genes
  • Genes, Regulator