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Atlas of Drosophila Morphology

Wild-type and Classical Mutants

The Atlas of Drosophila Morphology: Wild-type and Classical Mutants is the guide every Drosophila researcher wished they had when first learning genetic markers, and the tool they wish they had now as a handy reference in their lab research. Previously, scientists had only poor-quality images or sketches to work with, and then scattered resources online - but no single visual resource quickly at their fingertips when explaining markers to new members of the lab, or selecting flies to do their genetic crosses, or hybrids.

This alphabetized guide to Drosophila genetic markers lays flat in the lab for easy referencing. It contains high-resolution images of flies and the appropriate marker on the left side of each page and helpful information for the marker on the facing page, such as symbol, gene name, synonyms, chromosome location, brief informative description of the morphology, and comments on marker reliability. A companion website with updated information, useful links, and additional data provided by the authors complements this extremely valuable resource.

 

Audience

Researchers and professionals working with Drosophila in the fields of genetics, developmental biology, cell biology, neuroscience and related disciplines; academics working with different organisms that are considering using Drosophila and want a tool to make the transition easier; graduate/upper undergraduate students studying Drosophila.

Hardbound,

Published: May 2013

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-384688-4

Reviews

  • "Chyb and Gompel present this new spiral-bound atlas for Drosophila researchers featuring sharp digital color photographs…Technical information on genomic location is also provided where available, and mutations are referenced to the online Drosophila genetics database FlyBase."--Reference & Research Book News, October 2013
    "The Atlas of Drosophila Morphology provides a valuable, as well as beautiful, reference source for all those who need to recognize fly mutant phenotypes or who need to decipher the impenetrable jargon of fly anatomical names.  A much needed update to the classic works of Demerec and Lindsley & Grell … A must for any fly lab." - Ralph J. Greenspan, Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind, UCSD

    "Chyb and Gompel have produced a must-have book for every Drosophilist. The Atlas of Drosophila Morphology presents crisp, high-definition color images of all the classic morphological mutants a fly pusher needs to recognize, displayed side-by-side with a wild type fly." - Leslie B. Vosshall, HHMI-The Rockefeller University

    "Drosophila is an exceptionally favorable model to investigate a plethora of biological problems. This book appears remarkably valuable not only for professional drosophilists but is particularly well suited for biologists with a modest background in fly genetics, who wish to use Drosophila as a model organism for their specific interests. The beautiful pictures featured in this book, often showing side-by-side mutant flies and wild-type counterparts, will enable easy identifications of the genetic phenotype, and add to the value of this volume." - Professor Jules Hoffmann, University of Strasbourg, France


Contents

  • Atlas of Drosophila Morphology

    Chyb & Gompel

    Foreword

    Introduction

    How to Use this Book

    Resources

    Technical Notes

    Acknowledgements

    Wild-type morphology

    Basics

    Sexual dimorphism

    Head

    Head appendages

    Thorax (dorsal view)

    Thorax (lateral view)

    Wing and haltere

    Legs

    Life stages: third instar larva and pupa

    Pupal development

    Eclosion and virgins

    Bristle markers

    (Bl, dm, emc, f, h, Hu, jv, M, Pin, sc, Sco, sn, Sp, ss)

    Wing markers

    (ci, ct, cu, Cy, D, dp, Ly, m, N, ri, Ser, ve, vg, wg, Xa)

    Markers of other appendages

    (al, Antp, Dll, Sc,r th, Ubx)

    Eye shape markers

    (B, Dfd, Dr, ey, Gl, gl, Gla, If, L, oc, ro, Roi, ru)

    Eye color markers

    (bw, ca, cn, g, Hn, ka, lt, Mé, p, pr, ry, se, st, v, w)

    Body markers

    (Bc, e, ptg, sp, Tb, y)

    Summary plates

    Bristle

    Eye Shape

    Eye Color

    Wings

    Balancer chromosomes

    (FM6, FM7a, FM7c, FM7d, FM7i, CyO, SM1, SM5, SM6a, SM6b, T(2;3)CyO-TM9, MRS, MKRS, TM1, TM2, TM3, TM6, TM6B, TM6C, TM8, TM9, Selected multi-balancer stocks)

    D. melanogaster subgroup species

    Taxonomy and distribution

    Phylogeny

    Male epandria (external genitalia)

    D. melanogaster

    D. simulans

    D. sechellia

    D. mauritania

    D. teissieri

    D. erecta

    D. orena

    D. yakuba

    D. santomea

    Male external genitalia

    Index

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