Figure 3

Fig.3 Drosophila melanization cascade.

Schematic representation of the melanization cascade (see text for description) The Drosophila genes involved in the melanization pathway are indicated. Previously uncharacterized genes have names comprised of CG followed by a number (28); more information about these genes can be found in the FlyBase database. The number in brackets represents the peak of activation within the expression profile; (=): no change in the expression levels; A: acute phase gene; I: intermediate phase gene.