Number of terminal filament cells (TFCs)

Range 134.5 for manual counts 135.8 for proxy calculation TFCs/ovary
Organism Fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster
Reference Didem Pelin Sarikaya, Abel A. Belay, Abha Ahuja, Aisha Dorta, Delbert André Green II, Cassandra G. Extavour, The roles of cell size and cell number in determining ovariole number in Drosophila, Evolution of Developmental Control Mechanisms, doi:10.1016/j.ydbio.2011.12.017 p.4 left column top paragraph
Method Researchers estimated total TFC number by calculating an average TFC number per TFs
Comments Ovariole number is determined during larval development through the morphogenesis of somatic structures called terminal filaments (TFs), each of which is composed of a stack of seven to ten terminal filament cells (TFCs)
Entered by Uri M
ID 107152