Jae H Park* and G Geni Lee
Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Tennessee, USAFulltext PDF
Formation of the nervous system in adult insects requires two separate but consecutive developmental events; embryogenesis and metamorphosis. During embryonic development, neural stem cells are formed and these cells give rise to a large number of neurons that constitute functional juvenile nervous system. This system develops continuously during post-embryonic development and then major restructuring of the nervous system takes place during metamorphosis. We have been particularly interested in the mechanisms underlying metamorphosis-associated remodeling of the nervous system. Here we will review past and recent discoveries associated with the nervous system development in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster.
Park JH, Lee GG. Metamorphosis of the Central and Peripheral Nervous System (CNS and PNS) in Insects. Ann Cell Develop Biol. 2018;1(1):1002.