Drosophila melanogaster

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Drosophila melanogaster

A genus of fruit flies used extensively in the study of genetics. The development of the chromosome theory of heredity was largely the outcome of research on this species.
See also: Drosophila
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A Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator at the University of California, Berkeley, the biologist laid a few wagers on a subject he knows extraordinarily well: the common fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster.
The original experiment on Drosophila melanogaster, also known as the common fruit fly, was performed by creating multiple, isolated populations with either five males and five females or three of each gender in a jar.
Two research teams now report unearthing these elusive proteins in Drosophila melanogaster, the common fruit fly studied in many laboratories.
The class of molecules known as MAD proteins were originally identified in the common fruit fly, drosophila.
Drosophila melanogaster, the common fruit fly that swirls around browning bananas in your kitchen, is an important biological model system.
Originally identified in the common fruit fly, drosophila, the novel class of molecules known as MADs proteins acts as secondary messengers to the Transforming Growth Factor Beta (TGF-B) family of ligands and receptors.
Kane's remark about flies refers to the extraordinary success developmental biologists have had with Drosophila melanogaster, the common fruit fly.
Anupama Dahanukar and her team from the University of California, Riverside, examined the feeding preference of the common fruit fly for beer and other products of yeast fermentation.
Washington, Aug 9 (ANI): Scientists have for the first time identified a new gene that is required for memory formation in Drosophila, the common fruit fly.
Al-Anzi and his colleagues developed an assay to examine feeding behavior in the common fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster.