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Table 1 Developmental properties of mesectodermal midline progenitors developing in vivo and in single cell cultures

From: Single cell cultures of Drosophila neuroectodermal and mesectodermal central nervous system progenitors reveal different degrees of developmental autonomy

  In vivo* In vitro
Division pattern   
   Symmetric 87% 100%
   Asymmetric 13% -
Clone size   
   2 cells 74.3% 37%
   3 cells 0.5% 19%
   4 cells 7.6% 44%
   5–8 cells 17.5% -
Morphology   
   Neuronal 84.5% 78.4%
   Glial 14.5% 4.4%
   Mixed 1% 17.2%
Co-expression   
   HRP+TTK - +
   HRP+AA142 - +
   ODD+AA142 - +
Cell death + +
  1. *In vivo data according to [22]. For number of cases (n) see text.