The NK-2 Homeobox Gene and the Early Development of the Central Nervous System of Drosophila


Title:
The NK-2 Homeobox Gene and the Early Development of the Central Nervous System of Drosophila
Description:
In this article, Marshall Nirenberg explains the "logic that connects the genetic code to neurobiology is that information is processed in both genetic and neural systems." This study of the NK-2 homeobox gene of the Drosophila fly examines the role of the gene's expression in the early development of the central nervous system of the embryo. Strikingly, the article notes, "The nucleus of the fertilized Drosophila embryo undergoes thirteen rounds of nuclear division in the first 130 minutes of embryonic development, resulting in an embryo that consists of a single cell with approximately 5,000 nuclei."
Extent:
19 pages
Date Issued:
1995
Creator:
Nirenberg, Marshall W., Nakayama, Kohzo (Kohzo Nakayama), Nakayama, Noriko (Noriko Nakayama), Kim, Yongsok (Yongsok Kim), Mellerick-Dressler, Dervla (Dervla Mellerick-Dressler), Wang, Lan-Hsiang (Lan-Hsiang Wang), Webber, Keith O. (Keith O. Webber), and Lad, Rajnikant (Rajnikant Lad)
Source:
Periodical. Nirenberg, Marshall W., Kohzo Nakayama, Noriko Nakayama, Yongsok Kim, Dervla Mellerick-Dressler, Lan-Hsiang Wang, Keith O. Webber, and Rajnikant Lad. "The NK-2 Homeobox Gene and the Early Development of the Central Nervous System of Drosophila." Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 758, (1995): 224-242. Article. 19 Images.. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Periodical:
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Publisher:
New York Academy of Sciences
Right Type:
Permission Granted - No Conditions
Right Statement:
Reproduced with permission of the New York Academy of Sciences.
Subject:
Central Nervous System, Drosophila, Genes, Homeobox, Molecular Sequence Data, and Amino Acid Sequence
Profiles in Science ID:
JJBBJM
NLM ID:
101584910X136
Genre:
Articles
Language:
English
Format:
Text