[Drosophila] Re: How many cells in a Drosophila head?

tarun gupta via dros%40net.bio.net (by hotbacteria from rediffmail.com)
Fri Jan 11 14:42:55 EST 2008


Hi John,

Although I am not an expert in Drosophla Biology but perhaps you can find it experimentally by FACS analysis. I am sure you can get a fairly accurate figure. You may also want to do that for various developmental Stages.

Kind Regards,
Tarun Gupta
MSc Human Genomics 
National Centre for Human Genome Studies and Research   
Panjab University 
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John wrote: 
>Hi all,
>I'm trying to estimate how many cells are in a Drosophila head.  I realise
>this is a difficult question and would depend on environment and nutrition,
>but a ball park figure with some references would be great.
>Many thanks,
>John Cumbers,  Graduate Student
>Biology and Medicine
>Brown University, Box G-W
>Providence, Rhode Island, 02912, USA
>Tel USA: +1 401 523 8190,  Fax: +1 401 863-2166
>UK to USA: 0207 617 7824

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