Microtubule distribution was examined in whole mounts of Drosophila embryos from the cellularization of the syncytial blastoderm (stage 6) to the completion of the gastrulation (stage 7) by fluorescence microscopy. During ventral furrow formation, the fluorescence of tubulin network was not uniform, but disposed in zebra stripes. Antibodies against alpha-tubulin showed 14 alternating pairs of darker and brighter transverse areas. The possible significance of this pattern is discussed.
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JOURNAL ARTICLE| 01 September 1989
Microtubule distribution reveals superficial metameric patterns in the early Drosophila embryo
Department of Evolutionary Biology, University of Siena, Italy.
Online Issn: 1477-9129
Print Issn: 0950-1991
© 1989 by Company of Biologists
Development (1989) 107 (1): 35–41.
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G. Callaini; Microtubule distribution reveals superficial metameric patterns in the early Drosophila embryo. Development 1 September 1989; 107 (1): 35–41. doi: https://doi.org/10.1242/dev.107.1.35
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