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Present in the majority of cells, mitochondria play a major role in the production of cellular and organismal energy, and contribute to cellular/ion homeostasis. Mitochondria possess multiple copies of their own genome (mtDNA), that encodes 13 essential
Understanding the behavior of fly larvae from neural activities in their isolated central nervous system
You may have heard about “The brain in a vat”, the philosophical scenario which talks about simulated reality and conceptions. It may sound bizarre and unrealistic. However, larval fruit fly neuroscientists literally perform the experiment to understand
Have you ever wondered how a tiny vinegar fly manages to find its way to a ripened fruit in your kitchen? As many other insects flies possess a very keen sense of smell, which allows them to
The Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD), a cousin of the widely-studied model organism Drosophila melanogaster, is a devastating pest of fruit crops such as strawberries, cherries, blueberries, and blackberries. SWD females lay their eggs inside of fresh fruit,
The cause of offspring sterility of some pairs of Drosophila melanogaster fruit flies is the genetic incompatibility of the parents. The infertility of progeny (mainly of intraspecies hybrid daughters) in such cases occurs only in one cross-direction.