Development: A force to be reckoned with

Mullard, Asher
November 2008
Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology;Nov2008, Vol. 9 Issue 11, p824
Academic Journal
The article reports on a recent finding that apoptosis provides a force that enables dorsal closure in Drosophila melanogaster development which demonstrates a new role for apoptosis in dorsal closure. This also suggests that apoptotic forces might be generally important in tissue sculpting and development. The author notes that dorsal closure is a crucial step in Drosophilia melanogaster embryogenesis.


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