Multiple Roles for Proneural Genes in Drosophila Neurogenesis

  • Andrew P. Jarman
  • Yuh Nung Jan
Part of the Altschul Symposia Series book series (ALSS, volume 3)


Important questions concerning early neurogenesis include: how do certain ectodermal cells decide to become neural precursors; and how do these cells choose to differentiate as one of many possible neural subtypes? Owing to its relative simplicity, and our detailed knowledge of its anatomy and ontogeny, the Drosophila peripheral nervous system (PNS) has been a good model system for identifying and characterizing genes involved in these fate decisions.


Neural Precursor Ectodermal Cell Proneural Gene Chordotonal Organ Early Neurogenesis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew P. Jarman
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yuh Nung Jan
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Cell and Molecular BiologyUniversity of EdinburghEdinburghUK
  2. 2.Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Departments of Physiology & BiochemistryUniversity of California, San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA

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