Updated: 8/9/2011[+]

MidExDb provides access to gene expression data in the Drosophila CNS midline cells. The expression of 286 genes was examined and cataloged throughout embryonic development using in situ hybridization and immunostaining (Kearney et al. 2004 ). Additionally, the expression of 77 of these genes has been examined using multi-label fluoresecence confocal microscopy and assigned to specific midline cell types (Wheeler et al. 2006). The CNS midline cells are an excellent system for studying neurogenesis, gliogenesis, and transcriptional control due to the large number of identified genes and expression patterns combined with the ability to identify individual neuronal and glial cells during embryonic development.

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