Drosophila morphogenesis: orchestrating cell rearrangements

Curr Biol. 1998 Nov 19;8(23):R853-5. doi: 10.1016/s0960-9822(07)00530-1.


Changes in shape of individual cells need to be coordinated to generate the movements of cell groups and sheets that are so important in morphogenesis. Recent results have shown that, during Drosophila gastrulation, multiple signalling pathways act to orchestrate the complex cell rearrangements.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cell Size
  • Drosophila / cytology
  • Drosophila / embryology*
  • Gastrula / physiology
  • Morphogenesis*