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Getting started: An overview on raising and using Drosophila


Stocker, H; Gallant, P (2008). Getting started: An overview on raising and using Drosophila. In: Walker, J M; Dahmann, C. Drosophila. Totowa: Humana Press, Springer, 27-44.

Abstract

Drosophila melanogaster has long been a prime model organism for developmental biologists. During their work, they have established a large collection of techniques and reagents. This in turn has made fruit flies an attractive system for many other biomedical researchers who have otherwise no background in fly biology. This review intends to help Drosophila neophytes in setting up a fly lab. It briefly introduces the biological properties of fruit flies, describes the minimal equipment required for working with flies, and offers some basic advice for maintaining fly lines and setting up and analyzing experiments.

Drosophila melanogaster has long been a prime model organism for developmental biologists. During their work, they have established a large collection of techniques and reagents. This in turn has made fruit flies an attractive system for many other biomedical researchers who have otherwise no background in fly biology. This review intends to help Drosophila neophytes in setting up a fly lab. It briefly introduces the biological properties of fruit flies, describes the minimal equipment required for working with flies, and offers some basic advice for maintaining fly lines and setting up and analyzing experiments.

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Item Type:Book Section, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Zoology (former)
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
590 Animals (Zoology)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Drosophila melanogaster, model organisms, nomenclature, stock keeping
Language:English
Date:December 2008
Deposited On:11 Feb 2008 12:17
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:15
Publisher:Humana Press, Springer
Series Name:Methods in Molecular Biology
Number:420
ISSN:1064-3745 (P) 1940-6029 (E)
ISBN:978-1-58829-817-1
Additional Information:The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
Publisher DOI:10.1007/978-1-59745-583-1_2
PubMed ID:18641939
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-707

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