The Genome of Drosophila melanogaster


  • Dan Lindsley, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, U.S.A.
  • Georgianna Zimm, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, U.S.A.

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All researchers and students in genetics and neurobiology, as well as molecular, cell, developmental biology who use Drosophila as a model organism. All researchers and students of Drosophila evolutionary and population biology.


Book information

  • Published: March 1992
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-450990-0


"Compiling and curating all of the information contained in our new 'red book' qualifies as a genuine tour de force. It will save the Drosophila community many thousands of person-hours in hunting down information vital to all of our research programs."

Table of Contents

Genes.Chromosomes: Deficiencies.Duplications.Inversions.Rings.Translocations.Transpositions.External Anatomy (figure).Normal Chromosome Complement.Special Chromosomes: Balancers.Compound Chromosomes.X-Y Combinations.Y Derivatives.Autosynaptic Chromosomes.Transposable Elements.Departures from Diploidy.Satellite Sequences.Nonchromosomal Inheritance.Cytogenetic Map.