The Genetic Control Of Organ Shape – What Can The Fruit Fly Teach Us?
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Carlos Estella is a principal investigator at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in the Department of Molecular Biology. His research focuses on Gene expression regulation, patterning and growth during appendage development.

                       

The Genetic Control Of Organ Shape – What Can The Fruit Fly Teach Us?

Morphogenesis is the process through which organs and organisms acquire their shape during development. These changes in shape are the result of coordinated cellular movements that are integrated at the tissue level and are eventually governed by gene expression. To understand this process, our group took advantage of the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, as a model to study in depth how morphogenesis is genetically regulated. The set of instructions that direct animal development is encoded in its genome. Therefore, to...

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