Int. J. Dev. Biol. 42: 269 - 273 (1998)
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The bHLH genes in neural development.

C Dambly-Chaudière and M Vervoort

Laboratoire de Neurogénétique, Unité 432 INSERM, Université Montpellier II, France. cdambly@univ-montp2.fr

ABSTRACT Groups of genes sharing similar motifs may be used at different steps of a same developmental process. In this review, we discuss the significance of this phenomenon in the case of the basic Helix-Loop-Helix (bHLH) proteins that are involved at different steps of the development of the peripheral nervous system (PNS) of Drosophila.