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Drosophila Information Service
Volume 84 (December 2001)

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List of Contributions

Research Announcements

Announcing FlyNome: An online database of Drosophila nomenclature, by the FN Webmaster.

Announcing the Ambrose Monell Collection for Molecular and Microbial Research, Vouchering Drosophila Specimens in the 21st Century, by Robert Hanner.

General Announcements

Back Issues and Invoice

Call for Papers

Guide to Authors

Standing Orders

Research Notes

Akieda, Y., and J.R. Merriam. Genes with ectopic expression phenotypes are common, not rare.

Almeida, L.M., J.P. Castro, and C.M.A. Carareto. Micropia transposable element occurrence in Drosophila species of the saltans group.

Alvarez, D., M. Ruiz-Garcia, M. Noor, and V.M. Salceda. Comparative genetic structure among Colombian and Mexican Drosophila pseudoobscura populations by using 14 microsatellite markers: a first approach.

Ashadevi, J.S., K. Ravi Ram, and S.R. Ramesh. Group-I male accessory gland secretory protein fraction is coded by autosomal gene: a study on Curly mutant of D. nasuta nasuta.

Baker, S.T., and C. Cronmiller. Identification of the molecular lesions in four EMS-induced alleles of the daughterless gene of Drosophila melanogaster.

Beltrami, M., and R. Godoy-Herrera. Larval pupation behavior of the mesophragmatica species group of Drosophila.

Buratovich, M.A., and E.L. Wilder. The role of wingless in the development of the proximal wing hinge of Drosophila.

Campbell, R.V., and M.A.F. Noor. Assessing hybrid male fertility in Drosophila species:correlation between sperm motility and production of offspring.

Castañeda, P.L., G.L.E. Muñoz, D.A. Duran, P.M.E. Heres, and G.I.E. Dueñas. LD50 in Drosophila melanogaster fed on lead nitrate and lead acetate.

Castro, F.L., and V.L.S. Valente. Zaprionus indianus is invading Drosophilid communities in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre.

Chao, T.H., A. Gheta, Y.K. Kim, R. Cella, and L. Ehrman. Male pheromones of Drosophila paulistorum.

De Toni, D.C., C. Beuren Araújo, N.B. Morales, and V.L.S. Valente. Reference photomap of the salivary gland polytene chromosomes of Drosophila neocardini (Streisinger, 1946).

Drapeau, M.D., B. Fuller, C.L. Rauser, and A.D. Long. Repeated mating in a lek-mating insect, Drosophila melanogaster.

Fabini, G., and I.B.H. Wilson. Glycosyltransferases in Drosophila melanogaster.

Fartyal, R.S., and B.K. Singh. List of Drosophilid species so far described and recorded from India.

Flores, S.V., P. Iturra, and R. Godoy-Herrera. Genetic differentiation between three populations of Drosophila pavani that live in different breeding sites in nature.

Fresia, P., J. Graneri, and B. Goñi. Anesthetic effects of two chemicals on the fertility of Drosophila willistoni.

Goni, B., P. Fresia, M. Calviño, M.J. Ferreiro, V.L.S. Valente, and L. Basso da Silva. First record of Zaprionus indianus Gupta, 1970 (Diptera, Drosophilidae) in southern localities of Uruguay.

Grishaeva, T.M., S. Ya Dadashev, and Yu.F. Bogdanov. Gene CG17604 of Drosophila melanogaster predicted in silico may be the c(3)G gene.

Herédia, F.O., and V.L.S. Valente. New data on chromosomal inversions of Drosophila maculifrons Duda 1927 (syn. D. guaramunu Dobzhansky and Pavan 1943).

Hodge, S. The effect of pH and water content of natural resources on the development of Drosophila melanogaster larvae.

Ivanov, Yu.N. Estimation of spontaneous mutability of the gene Trithorax-like in Drosophila.

Krishna, M.S., and S.N. Hegde. Bottleneck effect on courtship behaviour in Drosophila malerkotliana.

Kulkarni, G.V., and D.D. Deobagkar. Aminopeptidase P from Drosophila melanogaster.

Minye, H.M., and J.R. Merriam. Induction of P element transposition using D2-3 transposase to determine whether the number of inserts affects transposition rate in Drosophila melanogaster.

Narise, S., and H.T. Kitagawa. Molecular weight of a purified acid phosphatase allozyme (ACPH4) from D. virilis.

Pérez, M.M., and L.A. Quesada-Allué. The ebony4 mutant of Drosophila melanogaster.

Riede, I. Gene combinations inducing neoplasms in Drosophila.

Roopashree, S., K. Ravi Ram, and S.R. Ramesh. Genotype environment interaction and fecundity in Drosophila.

Salceda, V.M. Inversion polymorphism of Drosophila pseudoobscura (Drosophilidae) from the Baja California peninsula.

Salceda, V.M. Inversion polymorphism in a natural population of Drosophila willistoni from Tabasco, Mexico.

Saura, A.O. Subdivision boundaries are placed differently in polytene chromosome maps of D. melanogaster.

Sharath Chandra, Y., S.N. Hegde, M.S. Krishna, and M. Venkateshwarulu. Courtship behaviour of Phorticella striata (Drosophilidae).

Singh, B.N., S. Singh, and S.R. Singh. Presence of two pairs of spermathecae (sperm storage organs) in a Drosophila female: a freak of nature.

Starmer, W.T., and A. Weir. Laboulbeniales associated with the Drosophila affinis subgroup in central New York.

Suma, J.R., K. Ravi Ram, and S.R. Ramesh. Copulation duration in the orbital sheen complex members of Drosophila nasutu subgroup.

Thompson, J.N., jr., R.C. Woodruff, J.J. Hellack, T.L. Beaird, G.P. Camren, W.P. Dressler, A. Gettys, G.S. Hendrix, D.J. Madrid, M.J. Potthoff, H.N. Scott, M.R. Tahouni, and B.T. Torgerson. Genetic stability under stress expected in a space station environment: Effect of hypergravity and vibration in Drosophila melanogaster.

Tolmasky, D.S., A. Rabossi, and L.A. Quesada-Allué. Glycogenin from Drosophila melanogaster and Ceratitis capitata.

Valente, V.L.S., C. Rohde, V.H. Valiati, N.B. Morales, and B. Goñi. Chromosome inversions occurring in Uruguayan populations of Drosophila willistoni.

Volkova, E.I., and I.F. Zhimulev. Development time of stocks containing different doses of Suppressor of underreplication (Su(UR)ES) gene in Drosophila melanogaster.

Webster, B. A quantitative study of the ability of cryopreservation to stabilize nucleic acids in Drosophila tissue specimens.

Weisman, N.Ya., I.D. Erokhina, and I.K. Zakharov. Spectrum of visible mutations isolated out of wild populations of Drosophila melanogaster in 2000.

Weisman, N.Ya., I.D. Erokhina, and I.K. Zakharov. Concentration of net-extra-analis mutation in Drosophila melanogaster populations from nature in 2000-2001.

Zhimulev, I.F., E.I. Volkova, and E.S. Belyaeva. Underdevelopment of late prepupal puffs in mutant l(3)63Ea in Drosophila melanogaster.

Technique Notes

Bertucci, L.A., and M.A.F. Noor. Single fly total RNA preparations for RT-PCR.

Bonacum, J., R. DeSalle, P. O’Grady, D. Olivera, J. Wintermute, and M. Zilversmit. New nuclear and mitochondrial primers forsystematics and comparative genomics in Drosophilidae.

Clancy, D.J., and W.J. Kennington. A simple method to achieve consistent larval density in bottle cultures.

Colton, L., and J.B. Clark. Comparison of DNA isolation methods and storage conditions for successful amplification of Drosophila genes using PCR.

Chandra, P.K., and D.N. Deobagkar. Localizing multiple probes on the same chromosome preparation of Drosophila: A multi-well in situ hybridization technique.

Czank, A., and E. Kubli. forever young: a gene facilitating the study of the third larval instar of D. melanogaster.

Dueñas, I.E., M.E. Heres, P.L. Castañeda, and U. Graf. Easy raising of Drosophila melanogaster on a medium consisting of mashed potato flakes and a preservative solution.

Farcas, R. Easy and fast detection of vacuoles in cell death committed prepupal salivary glands of Drosophila melanogaster by acridine orange.

Hanner, R., and B. Webster. Cryopreservation of whole flies, a technique for the preparation of genetic voucher specimens.

Kiger, J.A., Jr., and C.I. Ho. P repressor as a tool to analyze GAL4/UAS enhancer trap phenotypes in Drosophila melanogaster.

Melo Sene, F., and M.H. Manfrin. A CO2 chamber for anesthetizing Drosophila.

Sultan, R., A. Stampas, M.B. Goldberg, and N.E. Baker. Drug resistance of bacteria commensal with Drosophila melanogaster in laboratory cultures.

Waldrip, W.R., N.T. Takaesu, and S.J. Newfeld. Identification of blue balancers and mutant collections compatible with hobo element transgenes.

Zilversmit, M., P. O’Grady, M. Russello, and R. DeSalle. High throughput sequencing protocols for a survey of genomic characters in the Family Drosophilidae.

Mutation Notes

Barker, J.S.F., and J.J. Moth. Linkage maps of D. simulans: An update of Sturtevant (1929) with additional loci.

Mojica, J.M., and D.L. Bruck. A recessive X wing mutation in Drosophila dunni.

Pastor, M., L. Abad, and F. Mestres. New cases of one-winged flies in Drosophila subobscura.

Solé, E., F. Mestres, and J. Balanyà. Detection of white mutants in a natural population of Drosophila subobscura.

Teaching Notes

Bloch Qazi, M.C., U. Tram, O. Lung, and M.F. Wolfner. Fluorescing flies: examining protein targeting and insect reproductive behavior using Green Fluorescent Protein.

Lengyel, J.A., and J.R. Merriam. Translation of a new genetic screening method (ectopic expression) from the research lab to a teaching lab.

Matioli, S.R., and F.M. de Campos Fernandes-Matioli. A new pedagogical approach to teach phylogenetic reconstruction using distance data.

McAllister, B.F. Genetic analysis of sex-chromosome arrangement in Drosophilaamericana: a laboratory exercise for undergraduate or advanced placement students.

Woodruff, R.C., and J.N. Thompson, jr. A one-generation, white-peach assay for mariner DNA element activity in Drosophila simulans.

Other Reports

42nd Annual Drosophila Research Conference, Washington, DC

17th European Drosophila Research Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland

Evolutionary Genetics of Drosophila in South America: Alive and Well, William Etges

The Drosophila Board