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A Genetic Analysis of Early Neurogenesis in Drosophila

  • José A. Campos-Ortega
  • Ruth Lehmann
  • Fernando Jiminez
  • Ursula Dietrich
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 78)

Abstract

As in other animals, the central nervous system (CNS) of Drosophila consists of supracellular units called ganglia. Each ganglion contains a characteristic array of neurones integrated in a frequently complex spatial pattern, and is connected with other ganglia by means of appropriate fiber tracts. Nerve cells, neuronal assemblies and connections are three prominent features of nervous systems, which emphasize the differences between the CNS and other organs and tissues of the body. From this follows that any developmental study of the CNS should be aimed to answer particular questions related to the following three problems: 1) The origin of the neurones as opposed to other cell types; 2) the origin of structural and functional patterns of neuronal assemblies; 3) the origin of the pattern of connections between ganglia.

Keywords

Germ Line Cell Germ Band Ectodermal Cell Neuronal Assembly Ventral Cord 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • José A. Campos-Ortega
    • 1
  • Ruth Lehmann
    • 1
  • Fernando Jiminez
    • 2
  • Ursula Dietrich
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Biologie IIIFreiburgWest Germany
  2. 2.Centro de Biologia Molecular Facultad de CienciasUniversidad AutonomaCanto Blanco-MadridSpain

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