The initiation of pupariation in Drosophila: dependence on growth of the imaginal discs

J Embryol Exp Morphol. 1980 Jun;57:155-65.


Regeneration was induced in the imaginal discs in situ following lesions caused by heat-sensitive cell-lethal mutations. A clonal analysis of this event demonstrated that the subsequent delay in pupariation was correlated with the amount of extra growth that occurred during the regeneration. Pupariation of heat-treated gynandromorphs bearing the mutations was also retarded, and the duration of larval development increased with greater amounts of mutant tissue, it was therefore correlated with the extent of the lesions in the imaginal discs. Elimination of entire imaginal discs, or the presence of very small amounts of lethal tissue, did not result in prolonged larval life.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Drosophila / growth & development*
  • Genotype
  • Hot Temperature
  • Male
  • Metamorphosis, Biological*
  • Mutation
  • Pupa
  • Regeneration
  • Time Factors
  • Wings, Animal / growth & development*