drosophila drosophila

Definition(s):

  • (n) small fruit fly used by Thomas Hunt Morgan in studying basic mechanisms of inheritance

Usage(s):

  1. Later the astronauts found the ill-fated drosophila dead in a filter.
  2. A gentle-mannered geneticist, with a reputation for his theoretical papers on drosophila, Tan is now applying radiation genetics to wheat and rice to develop higher yields.

News

  1. Scientists identify neurons that control feeding behavior in Drosophila

    Scientists have developed a novel transgenic system which allows them to remotely activate individual brain cells in the model organism Drosophila using ambient temperature. This powerful new tool for identifying and characterizing neural circuitry has lead to the identification of a pair of neurons-– now called Fdg neurons-- in the fruit fly that decide when to eat and initiate the subsequent ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  2. Scientists at UMass Medical School identify neurons that control feeding behavior in Drosophila

    ( University of Massachusetts Medical School ) Scientists at UMass Medical School have developed a novel transgenic system which allows them to remotely activate individual brain cells in the model organism Drosophila using ambient temperature. This powerful new tool for identifying and characterizing neural circuitry has lead to the identification of a pair of neurons-- now called Fdg neurons ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

  3. Destructive fruit fly found on Arkansas crops

    POPE COUNTY - The spotted wing drosophila fruit fly (SWD) has been caught in traps set in Pope County. The University of Arkansas Extension Service was able to confirm the news May 22, which means the pest arrived in Arkansas nearly two months earlier than last year.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: KATV Little Rock

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Quotes

  1. "The sperm of Drosophila bifurca is 20 times longer than the male that produces it," says Bjork. "To put that into perspective, if humans made sperm that long and you took a six-foot man and stood him on the goal line of a football field, his...
    on Jun 7, 2006 By: Björk Source: Newswise (press release)

  2. Professor Geoff Parker, Derby Professor of Zoology at the University of Liverpool, said: "This paper provides a remarkable, pioneering analysis of the molecular basis of sperm form and function by identifying 381 proteins of the Drosophila...
    on Nov 12, 2006 By: Geoff Parker Source: Science Daily (press release)

  3. "Their lives are threaded through with ours," Connor says. "We have studied drosophila (the fruit fly) so thoroughly, for example : that they have given us the key to the biological history of human beings. On the other hand, the...
    on Feb 2, 2007 By: Steven Connor Source: The Age

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