Expression patterns of dachshund during head development of Gryllus bimaculatus (cricket)

Yoshiko Inoue, Katsuyuki Miyawaki, Taiki Terasawa, Kyoko Matsushima, Yohei Shinmyo, Nao Niwa, Taro Mito, Hideyo Ohuchi, Sumihare Noji

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We report that Gryllus bimaculatus dachshund (Gbdac), a cricket homologue of Drosophila dachshund (Dmdac), is expressed in the developing eye and brain. During brain development, Gbdac was first expressed in the medial head region, corresponding to a part of developing protocephalic region, and expressed in the primordial and adult Kenyon cells. During eye development, Gbdac was first expressed in the lateral head region, becoming to the eye primordium and a part of the deutocerebrum. Then, Gbdac was expressed in the posterior region of the eye primordium, prior to the formation of compound eyes. The expression domain shifted to the anterior domain concomitantly with the movement of morphogenetic furrows. Gbdac was also expressed in the developing optic lobes during differentiation of the retina. These expression patterns were compared with those of Dmdac. We found that although developmental processes of the Gryllus eye and brain differ from those of the Drosophila ones, the expression patterns of Gbdac are essentially similar to those of the Dmdac.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)725-731
Number of pages7
JournalGene Expression Patterns
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Brain development
  • Cricket
  • Dachshund
  • Drosophila melanogaster
  • Expression pattern
  • Eye development
  • Gryllus bimaculatus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Developmental Biology


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