Chapter 8. Glia Cell Migration in Drosophila

  1. Prof. Dr. Doris Wedlich
  1. Gundula Edenfeld and
  2. Christian Klämbt

Published Online: 9 AUG 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527604669.ch8

Cell Migration in Development and Disease

Cell Migration in Development and Disease

How to Cite

Edenfeld, G. and Klämbt, C. (2004) Glia Cell Migration in Drosophila, in Cell Migration in Development and Disease (ed D. Wedlich), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527604669.ch8

Editor Information

  1. University of Karlsruhe, Institute of Zoology II, Kaiserstr. 12, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany

Author Information

  1. University of Münster, Institute for Neurobiology, Badestr. 9, 48149 Münster, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 AUG 2005
  2. Published Print: 14 DEC 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527305872

Online ISBN: 9783527604661



  • cell migration;
  • glia cell migration in Drosophila;
  • embryonic Drosophila nervous system;
  • midline glia;
  • PNS glia embryo and larvae


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Migration Must be Controlled

  • Migrating Cells in Drosophila

  • Migration of Glial Cells

  • Development of the Embryonic Drosophila Nervous System

  • The Midline Glia

    • Determination and Early Differentiation of the Midline Glia

    • Genetic Analysis of Midline Glia Migration

    • Mutations in kette Affect the Differentiation of Neurites that Guide Glial Migration

    • Lateral Glia Development and Migration

  • PNS Glia Embryo and Larvae

    • Genetic Analysis of PNS Glia Migration

  • Conclusion

  • References