Cell fate decisions in the grasshopper central nervous system
The central nervous system (CNS) of grasshopper embryos is similar in organization to the embryonic Drosophila CNS, but its neurons are much larger. The recent development of a culture system in which extensive CNS development occurs has allowed new types of experiments to be performed, including perturbation of gene expression within single neuroblast lineages.
© 1994 Current Biology Ltd. We thank M Bastiani, E Ball, NH Patel and CQ Doe for helpful discussions and communication of unpublished data. BG Condron was supported by a Del Webb fellowship, and is currently supported by a postdoctoral fellowship from the National Institutes of Health. Work on the grasshopper CNS in the authors' laboratory is supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health (#NS28182), from the McKnight Foundation (Scholars Award and Investigator Award) and from the Pew Foundation (Pew Scholars Award) to K Zinn.