Current topics in organogenesis and gametogenesis

Gerard Campbell, Stuart Newfeld

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At the 49th Annual Drosophila Research Conference from April3-8, 2008 in San Diego there were eight talks and over ninety posters in the section on Organogenesis and Gametogenesis. These covered a wide range of topics within the two broad categories of organ-specific stem cells (including germ cells) and organ-specific developmental programs. Here we discuss eleven of these presentations describing current research into the formation of the gonad, intestine, trachea, muscle and leg joint. The new insights presented advance our understanding of the molecular events that underlie interactions between stem cells and their niches as well as mechanisms underlying tissue-specific differentiation programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-128
Number of pages4
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2008


  • Drosophila
  • Germ cells
  • Gonad
  • Intestine
  • Leg joints
  • Muscle
  • Stem cells
  • Trachea

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Insect Science


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