The Embryonic Development of Drosophila melanogaster

  • José A. Campos-Ortega
  • Volker Hartenstein

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. José A. Campos-Ortega, Volker Hartenstein
    Pages 1-8
  3. José A. Campos-Ortega, Volker Hartenstein
    Pages 9-102
  4. José A. Campos-Ortega, Volker Hartenstein
    Pages 103-108
  5. José A. Campos-Ortega, Volker Hartenstein
    Pages 109-123
  6. José A. Campos-Ortega, Volker Hartenstein
    Pages 125-134
  7. José A. Campos-Ortega, Volker Hartenstein
    Pages 135-139
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    Pages 141-162
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    Pages 163-176
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    Pages 177-220
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    Pages 221-232
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    Pages 233-269
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    Pages 271-277
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    Pages 279-285
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    Pages 287-308
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    Pages 309-319
  17. José A. Campos-Ortega, Volker Hartenstein
    Pages 321-339
  18. José A. Campos-Ortega, Volker Hartenstein
    Pages 341-358
  19. José A. Campos-Ortega, Volker Hartenstein
    Pages 359-368
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 369-405

About this book

Introduction

" . . . but our knowledge is so weak that no philosopher will ever be able to completely explore the nature of even a fly . . . " * Thomas Aquinas "In Symbolum Apostolorum" 079 RSV p/96 This is a monograph on embryogenesis of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, conceived as a reference book on the morphology of embryonic development. A monograph of this extent and content is not yet available in the literature on Drosophila embryology, and we believe that there is a real need for it. Thanks to the pro­ gress achieved during the last ten years in the fields of develop­ mental and molecular genetics, work on Drosophila development has expanQ. ed considerably, creating an even greater need for the information that we present here. Our own interest in embryonic development of the wild type arose several years ago, when we began to study the development of mutants. In the course of these studies we repeatedly had occasion to discover gaps and inade­ quacies in the existing literature on the embryology of the wild type, so that we undertook to investigate many of these problems ourselves. Convinced that many of our colleagues will have encountered similar difficulties, we decided to publish the present monograph. Although not explicitly recorded, Thomas Aquinas was proba­ bly referring to the domestic fly and not to the fruit fly. Irrespec­ tive of which fly he meant, however, we know that Thomas was right.

Keywords

Drosophila Embryogenesis Organogenesis anatomy biology cell cell division development developmental biology macrophages nervous system neurogenesis system

Authors and affiliations

  • José A. Campos-Ortega
    • 1
  • Volker Hartenstein
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für EntwicklungsbiologieUniversität zu KölnKölnGermany
  2. 2.Department of Molecular Cell and Developmental BiologyUniversity of California, Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-22489-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-22491-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-22489-2
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