Title

Cell motility: deaf Drosophila keep the beat

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Cell Biology

Date

10-17-2003

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Animals; Biological Transport, Active; Cell Movement; Chlamydomonas; Cilia; Drosophila; Flagella; Male; Neurons, Afferent; Protozoan Proteins; Spermatozoa

Abstract

Intraflagellar transport is involved in the assembly of cilia and eukaryotic flagella. Two recent studies have shown that defects in intraflagellar transport prevent assembly of sensory cilia in Drosophila, leaving the fly deaf and uncoordinated. Surprisingly, the mutant sperm flagella have normal structure and motility.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Curr Biol. 2003 Oct 14;13(20):R796-8.

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

14561418

Journal Title

Current biology : CB