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    Introduction When analyzing biological processes and development, Drosophila melanogaster is an ideal organism to utilize. Compared to other organisms, the functions of D. melanogaster are easier to manipulate due to its quick sedation time from carbon dioxide. These flies can be sedated in less than ten seconds with a carbon dioxide flow rate of 5L/min. D. melanogaster also produces offspring in a short amount of time (roughly 10 days at 25 degrees Celsius), which makes it a desirable species to use when results are needed in a short amount of time (Jennings 2011). These two characteristics allow a variety of experiments to be conducted on D. melanogaster. For example, different strains of DNA were injected into the embryos of D. melanogaster…

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    The simple but revolutionary organism Drosophila melanogaster has intricate properties that are studied to find its relations with human genes. Not only is D. melanogaster a model organism for its rapid growth, inexpensive culturing, and easy modifications, the Drosophila can provide more in-depth scientific analysis that can solve human diseases. The model organism D. melanogaster is studied to find ground-breaking research in neurology, sleep, cancer, and drug discovery. The multivariable…

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    The Drosophila melanogaster has been a novel model organism for researchers for over a century studying various species at a molecular level. Because Drosophila has a short life cycle and easy to manipulate advocates Drosophila as a good model organism. The insight into molecular mechanisms in studying this species is why it has been used for such a long period. This organism is easy to manipulate to observe the changes over time, and because of this the variability among these species allows…

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    Corcos and Monaghan (1984) Mendel did not consider the two laws written by him to be laws at all but to be assumptions or a hypothesis that were later implemented as laws that we now use today. In the experiment conducted the species known as Drosophila melanogaster was used to help demonstrate heredity with each set of flies possessing a different mutation from the wild type. D. melanogaster are often…

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    Drosophila melanogaster are often used as a model organism in laboratories due to the many advantages that the organism provides: short generation time, sexual dimorphisms, cost effectiveness and easiness to maintain, amongst others. The generation time of Drosophila is around 9 – 11 days, and phenotypes in men, such as sex combs, heavily pigmented abdomen, and shape of abdomen and size, makes of Drosophila melanogaster an effective organism to study. In Drosophila melanogaster, the males do…

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    Drosophila melanogaster, a species of common fruit flies, is widely used for biological research in studies amongst geneticists around the world. For many different reasons, these miniature organisms have become a favorite model organism for geneticists, biologists, physiologists, and many other scientists today, the obvious ones being their low cost, easy maintenance, ten-day generation time, and the fact that they produce large quantities of progeny. Besides these reasons, this species has…

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    Drosophila melanogaster is a group of flies normally known as a common fruit fly, and widely used as an experimental organisms because they possess the ability to breed rapidly, survive in laboratory controlled conditions and have observable genetic mutations that enables different phenotypic differences. Dihybrid crosses shows lineages of two observable characteristics in a species, it was found by Gregor Mendel. This allowed scientists to conclude that genetic information can be inherited…

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    Drosophila melanogaster is also known as the fruit fly. It “has played a central role in developmental biology during the twentieth century”. The fruit fly is considered a model organism for many reasons. Drosophila is low maintenance creatures that are easy to care for. Since they are such a small size, scientists are able to control numerous amounts of the Drosophila melanogaster at any given time. Drosophila reproduces many offspring and the offspring are created in a very fast fourteen-day…

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    Drosophila Melanogaster, or better known as the common fruit fly, is found all over the world and referred to as the cosmopolitan species (Mitrick, 2010). This fruit fly has three main body parts, which include the head, the thorax, and the abdomen. On males, the bottom half of the abdomen is black, while on the female, each segment of the abdomen is striped black. Drosophila have four main stages to their life cycle. These include: egg, larva, pupa and adult. The eggs small and translucent eggs…

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    Examining the inheritance patterns of genes of Drosophila melanogaster controlling some traits of eye color, body color, and wing shape by analyzing dihybrid crosses Csilla Szepe Introduction Our report will describe the experiment of three dihybrid crosses where we would like to understand if certain traits of Drosophila melanogaster follow the pattern of autosomal, unlinked inheritance. The subject of our experiment is the fruit fly because it has a short, two week long life-cycle that allows…

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