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Drosophila: Introduction

Here you will learn all about Drosophila melanogaster, the common fruit fly!

You will

  • interpret why fruit flies are used to study humans.
  • analyze how Drosophila's structure relates to its function.
  • sequence Drosophila's life cycle.
  • assess how Drosophila regulates its behavior, even in extreme environments

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Editor: Carol Elland
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Last Updated: September 2006
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