The specialized cytoskeleton of the Drosophila egg chamber

Trends Genet. 1994 Jul;10(7):235-41. doi: 10.1016/0168-9525(94)90170-8.


The Drosophila egg chamber is emerging as a uniquely versatile system for studying cytoskeletal rearrangements during development. Initial determination of the oocyte fate and subsequent growth of the oocyte depend on a series of highly coordinated changes in cell architecture. Homologs or relatives of many known cytoskeletal proteins play key roles in these events.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cytoskeleton / ultrastructure*
  • Drosophila / ultrastructure*
  • Oocytes / ultrastructure*