|Atlas of Drosophila Development by Volker Hartenstein||Table of Contents|
This Atlas pictorially reviews the main events of Drosophila development. The first section gives a brief introduction to the stages of embryogenesis (according to Campos-Ortega and Hartenstein 1985), followed by a composite fate map illustrating the spatial organization of the different organ anlagen at the blastoderm stage. The remaining sections follow the development of the individual organs through embryogenesis and, in a cursory manner, postembryonic stages as well. Each organ, shown in schematic surface view and transverse section, is depicted at several representative stages of development. Derivatives of the ectoderm (CNS, PNS, SNS, trachea, epidermis) are treated first, followed by the gut and its annexes, whose origin is in part ectodermal (foregut and hindgut, salivary glands, Malpighian tubules) and in part endodermal (midgut). The mesoderm and its major derivatives (visceral musculature, fat body, dorsal vessel, somatic musculature) are illustrated next. The Atlas closes with an overview of the development of the gonads and reproductive organs. "This volume" citations throughout this Atlas refer to chapters in the companion book The Development of Drosophila melanogaster (ed. M. Bate and A. Martinez Arias, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 1993).
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