The First Neuronal Growth Cones in Insect Embryos

Model System for Studying the Development of Neuronal Specificity
  • Michael J. Bastiani
  • Sascha du Lac
  • Corey S. Goodman

Abstract

Little is known about the mechanisms that generate neuronal specificity during development. Unraveling these mechanisms will require an understanding at the cellular and molecular level of how individual neurons recognize and interact with one another during development. Whereas mammalian nervous systems have an enormous number of neurons, the simpler nervous systems of invertebrates with their relatively small number of identified neurons can provide excellent model systems for studying neuronal specificity.

Keywords

Growth Cone Drosophila Embryo Lucifer Yellow Neuronal Growth Cone Selective Affinity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael J. Bastiani
    • 1
  • Sascha du Lac
    • 2
  • Corey S. Goodman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesStanford UniversityStanfordUSA
  2. 2.Neuroscience ProgramStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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