BetaThis search tool is in development. Find out more.
Digital Images

Drosophila embryo polarity - role of bicoid gene

Dr Daniel St. Johnston

Available online

view Drosophila embryo polarity - role of bicoid gene
View

License

Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)

You can use this work for any purpose, as long as it is not primarily intended for or directed to commercial advantage or monetary compensation. You should also provide attribution to the original work, source and licence.

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) terms and conditions https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0

Credit: Drosophila embryo polarity - role of bicoid gene. Credit: Isabel Palacios & Daniel St Johnston. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)


About this work

Description

An illustration of the role of the bicoid gene in the development of polarity in a Drosophila embryo. bicoid mRNA locates to the anterior pole of the developing oocyte. The protein Staufen is required for the microtubule-dependent localisation of bicoid mRNA. Here, fluorescent bicoid mRNA (green) injected into a Drosophila embryo recuits GFP-Staufen (Green) into large particles, which will then localise on the mitotic spindles. The yellow is an area of colocalisation of bicoid mRNA and GFP-Staufen.



Identifiers


We’re improving the information on this page. Find out more.