Developmental Biology: Decapentaplegic Controls Growth at a Distance

Curr Biol. 2016 Mar 7;26(5):R209-12. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.01.061.


Decapentaplegic has long been thought to be a morphogen that controls patterning and growth in Drosophila wings, but hard evidence for the requisite long-range action has only now come from two new studies.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Body Patterning
  • Developmental Biology
  • Drosophila / genetics
  • Drosophila Proteins / genetics*
  • Drosophila melanogaster / genetics
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Developmental
  • Signal Transduction
  • Wings, Animal*


  • Drosophila Proteins