Myosin Localization During Fruit Fly Development

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Submitted by Claudia Vasquez of the Martin Lab in the Department of Biology

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Claudia Vasquez
Martin Lab, Department of Biology
Confocal Micrograph

"This image shows the ventral furrow, an event in Drosophila melanogaster embryo development where precursor mesoderm cells constrict apically and invaginate into the embryo.  I am looking at myosin localization in the ventral furrow in a wild-type fly.  The image starts to tell the story of the role of myosin regulation in ventral furrow formation and in transmitting mechanical signals."