Injury to Larval Salivary Gland and Wing Disc Cells and the Effects on Developmental Timing in Drosophila Melanogaster

Friday, November 7, 2014
Plaza Foyer (Sheraton)
Alicia Rippere , Arizona State University
Tissue damage in humans can disrupt the timing of developmental progression and alter steroid hormone levels. Using the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, to study responses to injury, we have found that localized tissue damage influences developmental timing, and these defects are likely tied to altered hormone levels.