Université de Fribourg

Role of proneural genes in the formation of the larval olfactory organ of Drosophila

Grillenzoni, Nicola ; Vaux, Véronique de ; Meuwly, Jocelyne ; Vuichard, Séverine ; Jarman, Andrew ; Holohan, Eimear ; Gendre, Nanaë ; Stocker, Reinhard F.

In: Development Genes and Evolution, 2007, vol. 217, no. 3, p. 209-219

In this paper, we address the role of proneural genes in the formation of the dorsal organ in the Drosophila larva. This organ is an intricate compound comprising the multineuronal dome—the exclusive larval olfactory organ—and a number of mostly gustatory sensilla. We first determine the numbers of neurons and of the different types of accessory cells in the dorsal organ. From these...