Movie 7

ECs interact and cooperate during cyst engulfment.
A 230-minute time-lapse movie showing de-novo germ cell encapsulation. Extensions are labelled by Eb1-GFP, and nuclei of all cells in the germarium are labelled with His2Av-mRFP1, EC nuclei are outlined in blue. Two ECs protrude along the circumference of a cyst (arrowheads). Once joined, the EC-EC contact is stabilized. The presented maximum projection includes 5 z-planes per time point at focal planes 1μm apart, captured in 10-minute intervals. Scale bar is 20 μm.

Escort cells generate a dynamic compartment for germline stem cell differentiation via combined Stat and Erk signalling

Torsten U. Banisch, Iris Maimon, Tali Dadosh, and Lilach Gilboa

Development 2017. 144:1937-1947; doi: 10.1242/dev.143727