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Drosophila melanogaster

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Culturing Wingless Fruit Flies (Drosophila melanogaster) as Live Food: A Quick Guide

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Observing Phenotypes and Crossing Drosophila melanogaster

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Drosophila melanogaster: Ciclo de vida

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Fruit Fly (Drosophila melanogaster)

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Culturing Drosophila Melanogaster

Drosophila melanogaster is a species of fly in the family Drosophilidae. The species is known generally as the common fruit fly or vinegar fly. Starting with Charles W. Woodworth's proposal of the use of this species as a model organism, D. melanogaster continues to be widely used for biological research in genetics, physiology, microbial pathogenesis, and life history evolution. As of 2017, eight Nobel prizes had been awarded for research using Drosophila.
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  • Physical appearance 

  • Lifecycle and reproduction 

  • Model organism in genetics 

  • Genome 

  • Connectome 

  • Development 

  • Sex determination 

  • Immunity 

  • Behavioral genetics and neuroscience 

  • Aggression 

  • Transgenesis 

  • Vision 

  • Flight 

  • Misconceptions