Developmental profile of GH146-glia. (A-C) Dissected brains of GH146::GFP pupa. The brightfield image in (C) shows the antenna (A) connected to the brain via the antennal nerve (AN). The I, II and III segments of the antenna are indicated. Fluorescence images of 20 hr and 30 hr preparations are shown in (A) and (B) respectively. GH146::GFP labels interneurons (arrows) that connect the olfactory lobes (AL-dotted circles) to the calyx of the mushroom bodies (Ca) and dorsal horn (arrowhead). A few GFP labeled cells can be seen in the antennal nerve (small arrows) at 20 hrs APF which increase by 30 hrs (small arrows in B). (D-G) Antenna from GH146::GFP pupae stained with anti-Repo (red) and anti-GFP (green). At 20 hrs APF (D,E), a large number of glial cells stained by anti-Repo are present in the second segment (II in D) and only few of these express GFP. Only one or two GH146-glia appears in the third segment (arrow in E). This number increases at 24 hrs APF (F) and 36 hrs APF (G). (H) MARCM clone generated using ey-FLP show presence of only two marked GH146-positive cells in the third segment of the antenna (small arrow). (I,J) Antennal nerve of 36 hr APF GH146::GFP pupae stained with anti-GFP (green), anti-Repo (red) and mAb22C10 (blue). The nerve is enlarged in to show the relative positioning of neurons and glia. (I) Only a subset of the nerve associated glia are of the GH146 subtype (arrow). A significant number of Repo-positive cells do not express GFP (arrowhead). (J) Processes of GH146-glia segregate axons into distinct bundles (dotted lines). (K) 36 hr APF antenna and attached antennal nerve to show the processes of the GH146-glia (green) with respect to the neurons stained with mAb22C10 (blue) and glial cell bodies marked with anti-Repo (red). The positions of the I II and III segment of the antenna are marked.