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Photo-elastic properties of the wing imaginal disc of Drosophila


Schluck, T; Aegerter, C M (2010). Photo-elastic properties of the wing imaginal disc of Drosophila. European Physical Journal E - Soft Matter and Biological Physics, 33(2):111-115.

Abstract

In the study of developmental biology, the physical properties and constraints of the developing tissues are of great importance. In spite of this, not much is known about the elastic properties of biologically relevant tissues that are studied in biology labs. Here, we characterize properties of the wing imaginal disc of Drosophila, which is a precursor organ intensely studied in the framework of growth control and cell polarity. In order to determine the possibility of measuring mechanical stresses inside the tissue during development, we quantify the photo-elastic properties of the tissue by direct mechanical manipulation. We obtain a photo-elastic constant of [Formula: see text] .

In the study of developmental biology, the physical properties and constraints of the developing tissues are of great importance. In spite of this, not much is known about the elastic properties of biologically relevant tissues that are studied in biology labs. Here, we characterize properties of the wing imaginal disc of Drosophila, which is a precursor organ intensely studied in the framework of growth control and cell polarity. In order to determine the possibility of measuring mechanical stresses inside the tissue during development, we quantify the photo-elastic properties of the tissue by direct mechanical manipulation. We obtain a photo-elastic constant of [Formula: see text] .

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute
Special Collections > SystemsX.ch
Special Collections > SystemsX.ch > Research, Technology and Development Projects > WingX
Special Collections > SystemsX.ch > Research, Technology and Development Projects
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
530 Physics
Language:English
Date:2010
Deposited On:20 Jan 2011 12:36
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 14:18
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1292-8941
Additional Information:The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
Publisher DOI:10.1140/epje/i2010-10580-8
PubMed ID:20563622
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-36759

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