Molecular Genetics of Axial Patterning, Growth and Disease in the Drosophila Eye

  • Amit Singh
  • Madhuri Kango-Singh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Emmi Bürgy-Roukala, Sara Miellet, Abhishek K. Mishra, Simon G. Sprecher
    Pages 1-36
  3. Sang-Chul Nam
    Pages 141-162
  4. Ruth I. Johnson
    Pages 183-202
  5. Kristin D. Patterson, Janice A. Fischer
    Pages 203-228
  6. Shilpi Verghese, Indrayani Waghmare, Shree Ram Singh, Madhuri Kango-Singh
    Pages 229-270
  7. Pedro Fernandez-Funez, Jonatan Sanchez-Garcia, Diego E. Rincon-Limas
    Pages 271-293
  8. Markus Friedrich, Ying Dong, Zhenyi Liu, Iris Yang
    Pages 295-328
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 359-368

About this book


Undoubtedly, Drosophila melanogaster, fruit fly, has proven to be one of the most popular invertebrate model organisms, and the work horse for modern day biologists. Drosophila, a highly versatile model with a genetic legacy of more than a century, provides powerful genetic, cellular, biochemical and molecular biology tools to address many questions extending from basic biology to human diseases.  One of the most important questions in biology focuses on: how does a multi-cellular organism develop from a single-celled embryo? The discovery of the genes responsible for pattern formation has helped refine this question.  Drosophila eye model has been extensively used to study molecular genetic mechanisms involved in patterning and growth. Since the genetic machinery involved in the Drosophila eye is similar to humans, it has been used to model human diseases and homology to eyes in other taxa. This book will discuss molecular genetic mechanisms of pattern formation, axial patterning, growth regulation in Drosophila eye, and more.


developmental biology drosophila molecular genetics

Editors and affiliations

  • Amit Singh
    • 1
  • Madhuri Kango-Singh
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of DaytonDaytonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Biology Office: SC303CUniversity of DaytonDaytonUSA

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