Genetics of Pattern Formation

  • Peter J. Bryant
  • Jack R. Girton
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 16)


Over the last few decades, studies of pattern formation in Drosophila imaginal discs have been proceeding along two rather separate lines. One line of research includes the studies initiated by Vogt, Bodenstein and the Hadorn group on the experimental embryology of imaginal discs, where the ability of disc fragments to grow, to regenerate, and to duplicate has been documented (see Bryant, 1978 for review). This has led to a number of theories involving first, gradients of developmental capacity (Bryant, 1971) and second, a polar coordinate system in which any discontinuities are eliminated by intercalation (French, Bryant, and Bryant, 1976).


Pattern Formation Imaginal Disc Wing Disc Imaginal Wing Disc Tarsal Segment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter J. Bryant
    • 1
  • Jack R. Girton
    • 1
  1. 1.Developmental Biology CenterUniversity of California, IrvineIrvineUSA

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