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Volume 87 (December 2004)

List of Contributions

Research Announcements

Availability of the University of Texas Publications Dealing with Drosophila, Marshall R. Wheeler

General Announcements

Back Issues and Invoice

Call for Papers

Guide to Authors

Standing Orders

Stock List: Dubna, Russia

The Moscow Regional Drosophila melanogaster Stock Center.

Special Report

Husson, D., R. Herranz, A. Villa, C. Diaz, J. Mateos, J. Lesher, M. Pastor, F.J. Medina, and R. Marco. Design and development of hardware for long term cultivation of Drosophila melanogaster in the International Space Station.

Research Notes

Babu, S., and N.B. Ramachandra. Isolation of new alleles of ifm(2)RU mutants by EMS mutagenesis.

Bernal, A., R. Schoenfeld, K. Kleinhesselink, and D.A. Kimbrell. Loss of Thor, the single 4E-BP gene of Drosophila, does not result in lethality.

Bourgeois, G., and M.A.F. Noor. Confirming the ancestral allele of exuperantia2(exu2) of Drosophila pseudoobscura.

Chayakumari and S.R. Ramesh. A comparative study of mating behavior and fertility in two wild types and two mutants of Drosophila nasuta nasuta.

Chismar, J., N. Minois, A.A. Khazaeli, and J.W. Curtsinger. Wing asymmetry and lifespan in recombinant inbred lines (RI) of Drosophila melanogaster.

Close, D., and S.I. Tsubota. A hot spot for P-element insertion in the enhancer of rudimentary gene.

Culik, M.P. First record of Zaprionus indianus (Diptera: Drosophilidae) in the state of Espirito Santo, Brazil.

Deogbagkar, D.D., A. Deshpande, S. Chatterjee, and A. Kelkar. CpC methylation is present in Drosophila melanogaster and undergoes changes during its life cycle.

Dixon Schully, S., and M.A.F. Noor. Evaluating the mode of reinforcement in Drosophila pseudoobscura: Discrimination enhancement vs. preference evolution.

Etges, W.J., and W.B. Heed. A new geographical record for Drosophila desertorum and a review of the D. ritae cluster in the repleta group of Drosophila.

Grifoni, D., F. Garoia, V. Politi, and S. Cavicchi. Nitric oxide signaling disruption is associated with the maintenance of an undifferentiated status in imaginal tissues of D. melanogaster.

Gubenko, I.S., R.P. Subbota, I.A. Kozeretska, and S.N. Gorb. Drosophila virilis miniature-like m42 mutant. Unusual wing vein microstructure.

Gupta, A.P. Norm of reaction or norm of an individual.

Held, L.I., Jr., M.J. Grimson, and Z. Du. Proving an old prediction: The sex comb rotates at 16 to 24 hours after pupariation.

Hughes, T.M., and J.M. Marcus. Recombination mapping of P[lacW] transposons.

Joshi, M., B.K. Singh, and R.S. Fartyal. Drosophilid fauna of Mukteshwar in Kumaon region of India.

Lam, W., and S.I. Tsubota. A clustering of P-element insertions within the first exon of the modifier of rudimentary gene.

Riede, I. Switch genes in tumor formation.

Satralkar, M.K., E.R. Martin, R.J. Barnabas, and D.S. Joshi. Effect of light-dark regimes on the deviant sex-ratio in Drosophila rajaskari.

Schmitz, H.J., M.S. Gottschalk, V.L.S. Valente, and P.R.P. Hofmann. First record of Drosophila flexa in the state of Santa Catarina, southern Brazil.

Stanic, S., and D. Marinkovic. Genotoxic effects of fungicide Zineb testing on Drosophila melanogaster.

Vandal, N.B., and N. Shivanna. Effect of water on larval pupation site preference in a few species of Drosophila.

Yassin, A.E., and A.Y. Abou-Youssef. A new front for a global invasive Drosophilid: The colonization of the Northern-Western desert of Egypt by Zaprionus indianus Gupta, 1970.

Technique Notes

Cooper, R.L., and D.N. McLetchie. Monitoring carbon dioxide production by Drosophila larvae.

Cooper, A.S., and R.L. Cooper. Monitoring activity of Drosophila larvae: Impedance and video microscopy measures.

Dasari, S., and R.L. Cooper. Monitoring heart rate in Drosophila larvae by various approaches.

Gleason, J.M., K.A. Cropp, and R.S. Dewoody. DNA preparations from fly wings for molecular marker assisted crosses.

Mohler, J. pUASTET: A dually inducible Gal4 Tet-activator transformation vector.

Park, H., and K. Edwards. "Marker removal" screen to generate an improved wing disc GAL4 driver.

Todd, A.M., and B.E. Staveley. Novel assay and analysis for measuring climbing ability in Drosophila.

Mutation Notes

Alexandrov, I.D., M.V. Alexandrova, R.A. Sidorov, L.N. Korovina, and K.I. Kirsanov. Dominant wedge-shaped eye mutation (Wed) associated with T(1;2) in D. melanogaster.

Alexandrov, I.D., M.V. Alexandrova, and L.N. Korovina. Dominant pale body mutation (Pab) associated with In(2R) in D. melanogaster.

Siegel, A., S. Lee, and A. Kopp. New mutants report: Morphological markers in Drosophila malerkotliana and D. bipectinata.

Teaching Notes

Morgan, E., R.C. Woodruff, and J.N. Thompson, jr. The interchromosomal effect on recombination in Drosophila melanogaster.

Krebs, R.A., and A.G. Fasolo. A genetic analysis of unknown eye and body color mutations in Drosophila melanogaster: a multi-week laboratory exercise for undergraduates.

Other Reports

45th Annual Drosophila Research Conference, Washington, DC

The Drosophila Board