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  • Ulrich Graf
  • Nancy van Schaik
  • Friedrich E. Würgler

Abstract

Drosophila melanogaster, the fruit fly or vinegar fly, was one of the first animals to be intensively studied genetically. In the laboratory of T.H. Morgan in the United States soon after the rediscovery of Mendel’s work, it was recognized as an ideal experimental animal for genetic studies because of its small (but not too small) size, ease of culture, short generation time, large progeny size, low chromosome number, and giant salivary chromosomes. Morgan and his students used Drosophila to elucidate the mechanisms of Mendelian inheritance and to construct the first linkage maps.

Keywords

Sugar Burner Sucrose Corn Foam 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ulrich Graf
    • 1
  • Nancy van Schaik
    • 2
  • Friedrich E. Würgler
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of ToxikologyETH and University of ZurichSchwerzenbachSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of GeneticsUniversity of the WitwatersrandJohannesburgSouth Africa

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