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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Development and morphology of the clock-gene-expressing lateral neurons of Drosophila melanogaster. J.
"Does my diet affect my perfume?" Identification and quantification of cuticular compounds in five Drosophila melanogaster strains maintained over 300 generations on different diets.
Drosophila melanogaster adults are more tolerant to environmental alcohol compared to its sister species, D.
Marcos, "Genotoxic and oxidative stress potential of nanosized and bulk zinc oxide particles in Drosophila melanogaster," Toxicology & Industrial Health, vol.
Potential Opportunistic Pathogens Isolated from Drosophila melanogaster. Bacteria and fungi isolated from Drosophila melanogaster included opportunistic pathogens of humans and animals, including Klebsiella oxytoca, Alcaligenes faecalis, Microbacterium oxydans, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, Aspergillus fumigatus, A.flavus, and A.
Third instar Drosophila melanogaster larvae were dissected in freshly prepared phosphate buffer (PBS) and then fixed with 4% formaldehyde (Sigma-Aldrich, United States) for 20 min, washed with PBS, blocked in blocking buffer (Visual Protein Blocking Buffer) for 1 hr, incubated with primary antibody nc82 specific to Bruchpilot (1: 200, DSHB) overnight at 4[degrees]C and then with secondary antibodies Cy-3 (1:200, Jackson ImmunoResearch) and with antibodies specific to HRP, conjugated with Alexa Fluor 488 (1 : 400, Jackson ImmunoResearch) for 2 hr at room temperature.
Baines et al., "The transcriptional response of Drosophila melanogaster to infection with the sigma virus (Rhabdoviridae)," PLoS ONE, vol.
The results of this study indicate that the coconut oil, when added to the diet of the Drosophila melanogaster, causes several changes in its metabolism as observed in studies based in mammal models [32].
For example, mitochondrial expression of a transgenic catalase is more protective against PQ than cytosolic expression in Drosophila melanogaster (11) and Saccharomyces cerevisiae (12); deficiency of the isoform of superoxide dismutase of the mitochondrial matrix results in hypersensitivity to PQ in mice (7) and in Drosophila (13); mitochondrial swelling is one of the earliest ultrastructural changes on PQ exposure in vivo in cultured human lung cells (14).
Which insect, having the Latin name Drosophila melanogaster, has been beneficial in the study of genetics?

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