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The cell lineage of the muscles of the Drosophila head

Raghavan, K. Vijay and Pinto, Ludwin (1985) The cell lineage of the muscles of the Drosophila head. Journal of Embryology and Experimental Morphology, 85 . pp. 285-294. ISSN 0022-0752.

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Using a cell marker mutation the cell lineage of the muscles of the Drosophila head are traced out. Three sets of muscles separated by lineage restrictions are observed, even when cells are marked as early as the blastoderm stage. Each set underlies the derivatives of one of the three pairs of imaginal discs which differentiate to form the epidermis of the adult head. Clones of the homoeotic mutation engrailed (en^10) were apparently normal in the muscles of the head. The muscle clone frequency, at the blastoderm stage, in each hemisegment of the fly is similar, indicating an equal partitioning of cells during segmentation.

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Additional Information:© The Company of Biologists Ltd 1985. Accepted 28 June 1984. The work was begun at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, England, where KVR was a visitor supported by the British Council. We thank Peter Lawrence for his help and advice. Susan Mangrum's efforts in typing the manuscript are gratefully acknowledged.
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Subject Keywords:Drosophila, cell lineage, muscles, engrailed (en^10)
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