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Curr Opin Neurobiol. 1997 Feb;7(1):48-54.

The genetics of visual system development in Drosophila: specification, connectivity and asymmetry.

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Laboratory of Developmental Neurogenetics, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, 701 West 168 Street, Room 1014, New York, New York 10032, USA. tc146@columbia.edu

Abstract

Encoding visual information requires a complex neuronal network. Recently, genes regulating early tissue specification, the growth of retinal target structures, the connectivity of photoreceptor axons, and mirror-image retinal symmetry in Drosophila have been identified. The insights gained from studying visual system development in flies promise to inform our understanding of similar processes in vertebrates.

PMID:
9039792
DOI:
10.1016/s0959-4388(97)80119-5
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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