Multiple Roles for Proneural Genes in Drosophila Neurogenesis
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.
KeywordsNeural Precursor Ectodermal Cell Proneural Gene Chordotonal Organ Early Neurogenesis
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