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Drosophila Melanogaster Wild Type Head scanning EM

This normal (wild-type) fly head shows the typical arrangement of the head antenna. Now compare this with the mutant fly antennapedia head. This linked mutant image shows the basis of the discovery of the first "embryo patterning" genes in the fly that belong to the Homeobox transcription factor family.

Links: Image - Fly wild-type head | Image - Fly antennapedia head | Fly Development | Hox


Turner FR & Mahowald AP. (1979). Scanning electron microscopy of Drosophila melanogaster embryogenesis. III. Formation of the head and caudal segments. Dev. Biol. , 68, 96-109. PMID: 108157


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