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Drosophila

/Dro·soph·i·la/ (dro-sof´il-ah) a genus of fruit flies. D. melanogas´ter is a small species used extensively in experimental genetics.

drosophila

(drə-sŏf′ə-lə)
n.
Any of various small fruit flies of the genus Drosophila, especially D. melanogaster, used extensively in genetic research.

Drosophila

[drōsof′ilə]
Etymology: Gk, drosos, dew, philein, to love
a genus of fly, which includes Drosophila melanogaster, the Mediterranean fruit fly. It is useful in genetic experiments because of the large chromosomes found in its salivary glands and its sensitivity to environmental effects, such as exposure to radiation.

drosophila

A small fly of the genus Drosophila , especially the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster which has been used for many years in genetic research mainly because of its four conspicuous chromosomes and relatively few and obvious characteristics.

Drosophila

or

fruit fly

any small dipterous fly (see DIPTERAN of the genus Drosophila, which has been used extensively in genetical investigations. D. melanogaster is probably the best-understood animal in terms of inheritance studies.
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For instance, Swindell and Bouzat (2006) provided evidence that the purging of deleterious recessive alleles in Drosophilia melanogster led to significantly reduced inbreeding depression in certain lineages.
Topics include cell adhesion molecules at the Drosophilia neuromuscular junction, synapse formation in the mammalian central nervous system, developmental axonal pruning and synaptic plasticity, cell adhesion molecules in synatopathies, the cadherin superfamily in synapse formation and function, nectins and nectin-like molecules in the nervous system, the Down syndrome cell adhesion molecule, molecular basis of lamina-specific synaptic connections in the retina, cell adhesion molecules of the NCAM family and their roles at synapses, ephrins and eph receptor tyrosine kinases in synapse formation, the role of integrins at synapses, and extracellular matrix molecules in neuromuscular junctions and central nervous system synapses.
9:10 EXPRESSION OF YIN, A PUTATIVE OLIGOPEPTIDE TRANSPORTER, IN THE REPRODUCTIVE TRACT OF DROSOPHILIA
Using Drosophilia, Bateman demonstrated that reproductive fitness in males tends to be limited by access to cafemales, and in females by the energetic costs of egg production (Bateman, 1948; Charnov, 1979; Leonard and Lukowiak, 1985; Leonard, 1991; Arnold, 1994; Anthes et at, 2006).
The contributors of these 16 articles focus first on the identification and regulation of germline stem cells in model organisms, describing the development of germline stem cells in Drosophilia, analyzing the C.