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Lords of the Fly: Drosophila Genetics and the Experimental Life

By: RE Kohler

344 pages, 35 b/w photos, 9 line illus, 3 tabs

University of Chicago Press

Paperback | Dec 1994 | #31465 | ISBN: 0226450635
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Hardback | Feb 1994 | #31464 | ISBN: 0226450627
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About this book

The common fruit fly, Drosophila, has become a standard laboratory animal; many modern genetic findings are based on research on Drosophila. This book examines the use of this insect, and the culture and customs of those who study it.


Contents

List of Illustrations Preface 1: The Nature of Experimental Life 2: Crossing the Threshold 3: Constructing Drosophila 4: The Fly People 5: The Drosophila Exchange Network 6: Improvisations 7: Reconstructing Drosophila: Developmental Genetics 8: From Laboratory to Field: Evolutionary Genetics Appendix Abbreviations Bibliography Index

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