Latest Drosophila melanogaster Stories
Scientists have developed a new community resource that may act as a Rosetta stone for revealing the genetic basis of traits and disease.
Scientists searching for the genomics version of the holy grail – more insight into predicting how an animal's genes affect physical or behavioral traits – now have a reference manual that should speed gene discoveries in everything from pest control to personalized medicine.
New research demonstrates that fruit flies keep their bearings by using the polarization pattern of natural skylight, bolstering the belief that many, if not all, insects have that capability.
Researchers at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) have identified the gene GATA 6 as responsible for epithelial cells -which group together and are static- losing adhesion and moving towards a new site.
UC Riverside entomologists explain why flies are attracted to beer and products of yeast fermentation.
A team of New York University biologists has uncovered a previously unknown role for a set of cells within the female reproductive tract of fruit flies that affects the functioning of sperm and hence fertility.
Long-lived fruit flies offer Salk scientists clues to slowing human aging and fighting disease.
Although several genes have been linked to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), it is still unknown how they cause this progressive neurodegenerative disease.
The natural world contains great diversity in the shape and size of organisms.
- Growing in low tufty patches.