The final number of cells in the wild-type wing disc at metamorphosis

Range ~50,000 Cells/wing
Organism Fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster
Reference Day SJ, Lawrence PA. Measuring dimensions: the regulation of size and shape. Development. 2000 Jul127(14):2977-87. p.2980 left column bottom paragraphPubMed ID10862736
Comments The adult wing is produced by the eversion of the wing disc and its cells neither divide nor grow.
Entered by Uri M
ID 107046