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1500_10_Arthropods_Drosophila

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1 BIO1500 W07 Drosophila and metazoan bodyplan evolution Drosophila: the super-fly ! Fruit or vinegar fly ! Easy culturing ! Fast life cycle ! 1933: Thomas H. Morgan was awared the in Physiology or Medicine for demonstrating chromosomes as physical carriers of genetic information in Drosophila ! 1995: Edward B. Lewis, Christiane Nüsslein- Volhard and Eric F. Wieschaus won Nobel Prize for their discoveries concerning "the genetic control of early embryonic development” in Drosophila.
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2 The founder of Drosophila genetics "Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana” Groucho Marx (1890-1977) The founder of Drosophila genetics “white”: the first Drosophila mutant isolated in Morgans lab
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3 Founders of Drosophila developmental genetics Homeotic mutants in Drosophila Ultrabithorax ( Ubx ) mutant WT Homeotic mutants exhibit an abnormal body plan. Some segments acquire a different quality compared to normal animals. In the Drosophila Ubx mutant, the third thoracic segment develops like the second thoracic segment.
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