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Brain Development in Drosophila melanogaster
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Provides an overview of recent research on Drosophila brain development


Addresses key questions regarding neurogenesis on the cellular level, such as information processing, behavior, and learning and memory


Contents:

CONTENTS


1. The Development of the Drosophila Larval Brain


Volker Hartenstein, Shana Spindler, Wayne Pereanu and Siaumin Fung


Abstract


Synopsis of the Phases and Elements of Drosophila Brain Development


Progenitors of the Drosophila Brain: Neuroblasts and Ganglion Mother Cells


The Generic Cell Types of the Drosophila Brain


Neuroanatomy of the Developing Drosophila Brain: The Systems of Lineages,


Tracts and Compartments


Outlook


2. Anteroposterior Regionalization of the Brain: Genetic and Comparative Aspects


Robert Lichtneckert and Heinrich Reichert


Abstract


Introduction


The Cephalic Gap Genes Otd/Otx and Ems/Emx Control Anterior


Brain Development


The Hox Genes Pattern the Posterior Brain


Evidence for a Tripartite Organization of the Brain


3. Dorsoventral Paterning of the Brain: A Comparative Approach


Rolf Urbach and Gerhard M. Technau


Abstract


Introduction


DV Patterning of the Truncal Part of the CNS in Drosophila and vertebrates


DV patterning of the brain in Drosophila


A comparison with DV regionalization of the vertebrate telencephalon


Conclusions


4. Disection of the Embryonic Brain Using Photoactivated Gene Expresion


Jonathan Minden


Abstract


Introduction


Procephalic Blastoderm Fate Map


Brain-Forming Mitotic Domains Populate Distinct Brain Regions


Conclusion


5. Design of the Larval Chemosensory System


Reinhard F. Stocker


Abstract


Introduction


Chemosensory Organs of the Larval Head


Olfactory System


Gustatory System


The Drosophila Larva as a Model for Smell and Taste


6. Development of the Drosophila Olfactory System


Veronica Rodrigues and Thomas Hummel


Abstract


Introduction


Organization of the Drosophila Adult Olfactory System


Specification of the Olfactory Sense Organs


Olfactory Lineages Revisited


Origin of Glial Cells


Development of ORN Connectivity


Olfactory Map Organization


Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of ORN Wiring Specificity


Specification of Projection Neurons


Development of PN Dendrites


Concluding Remarks


7. The Olfactory Sensory Map in Drosophila


Philippe P. Laissue and Leslie B. Vosshall


Abstract


Introduction


Olfactory Organs and Olfactory Sensory Neurons of Drosophila


Odorant Receptor Gene Expression


Ligand Tuning Profiles


A Receptor-Based Map of Glomerular Projections


Sexual Dimorphism in the Drosophila Olfactory System


Concluding Remarks


8. Optic Lobe Development


Karl-Friedrich Fischbach and Peter Robin Hiesinger


Abstract


Introduction


The Adult Visual System Is Organized into Parallel Visuotoptic


Functional Pathways


Lamina Development


Medulla and Lobula Complex Development


Concluding Remarks


9. Clonal Unit Architecture of the Adult Fly Brain


Kei Ito and Takeshi Awasaki


Abstract


Introduction


Structure of the Adult Brain


Techniques for Visualising Clonally Related Progeny


Clonal Unit Architecture in the Adult Brain


Formation of the Clonal Units During Development


Functional Importance of the Clonal Units


Conclusion


INDEX


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9780387782614
Publisher: Springer (Springer New York)
Publication date: March, 2008
Pages: 160

Subcategories: General Issues