Controlling growth of the wing: vestigial integrates signals from the compartment boundaries

Bioessays. 1996 Nov;18(11):855-8. doi: 10.1002/bies.950181102.


In the past few years it has become apparent that the anterior/posterior (A/P) and dorsal/ventral (D/V) compartment boundaries serve as the source of long-range signals that organize the A/P and D/V axes of the Drosophila wing. Recent work suggests that the vestigial gene may function as a nodal point through which the growth-controlling activity of these two patterning systems is integrated.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Drosophila Proteins*
  • Drosophila melanogaster / growth & development*
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Developmental
  • Nuclear Proteins / physiology*
  • Signal Transduction*
  • Wings, Animal / growth & development*


  • Drosophila Proteins
  • Nuclear Proteins
  • vg protein, Drosophila