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

  • Later the astronauts found the ill-fated drosophila dead in a filter.
  • 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.
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  • 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 ...
    June 14, 2013 - Science Daily
  • 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 ...
    June 14, 2013 - EurekAlert!
  • 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.
    June 11, 2013 - KATV Little Rock
Quotes

  • Björk in Newswise (press release)
    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...
  • Geoff Parker in Science Daily (press release)
    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...
  • Steven Connor in The Age
    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...

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