Chapter 11 Web links and web activities

Development of the nervous system

Asymmetric cell divisions and timed changes in gene expression are involved in the development of the Drosophila nervous system

Visit Chris Doe’s laboratory web site at the Institute of Neuroscience, University of Oregon and click on “Asymmetric Cell Division” to learn more about the kinds of molecules that are asymmetrically distributed in neuroblasts in order to produce molecularly distinct daughter cells (page 523 Wolpert text). This site also contains remarkable advanced resources for tracking neuroblast cell lineages in Drosophila.