2008, Dros. Inf. Serv. 91:  Preface and Table of Contents with page numbers

List of Contributions

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Research Notes

Ahsan, J., S.K. Jain, and O. Siddiqi.  Molecular localization of the P-element insertion lines of Drosophila melanogaster

Andrievsky, A.M., D.B. Radionov, V.N. Totsky, and I.A. Kozeretska.  The frequencies and activity of locus b-est alleles in laboratory populations of Drosophila melanogaster originating from wild flies of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. 

Aryatu, P., and N.B. Ramachandra.  Distribution of Drosophila flies in eight different  altitudes of three districts of Karnataka, India. 

Barnwell, C.V., K.R. Kommaraju, and M.A.F. Noor. Disruption of Drosophila melanogaster dmbrca2 (CG30169) affects rates of female meiotic crossing over. 

Betti, M., E.M. Soto, and E. Hasson.  Oviposition site preferences in natural populations of Drosophila melanogaster

Bussel, I.I., M. Joseph, V. Lewis, and M. Jafari.  Caffeine supplementation increases mortality in female Drosophila melanogaster without reproductive or metabolic impairment. 

Cavasini, R., E.C. Gustani, P.T. Rodrigues, D.P. Simao, L.P.B. Machado, and R.P. Mateus.  Differential body expression of isoenzymatic loci in adults of the Drosophila mediopunctata (Diptera: Drosophilidae). 

Cavasini, R., L.P.B. Machado, and R.P. Mateus.  Sex-ratio in natural populations of Drosophila mediopunctata (Diptera: Drosophilidae). 

Chitra, P., I. Shilpa, and D.D. Deobagkar.  Detection of cytosine methyltransferase in Drosophila melanogaster

Collett, J.  The annotation CG17337 of D. melanogaster is the gene Dipeptidase-A

de Setta, N., L.G.C. Galego, N. Chaminade, S. Aulard, F. Lemeunier, and C.M.A. Carareto.  Insights about the phylogenetic relationship between Zaprionus and Drosophila from molecular and cytogenetic data of a-esterase7 gene of Zaprionus indianus

Etges, W.J., and J.V. Sloan.  Rediscovery of Drosophila wheeleri in Sonoro, Mexico? 

Jeck, W.R., H-J. Shih, and C.D. Jones.  Rapidly evolving genes show well-resolved but conflicting phylogenies:  Evidence from Drosophila simulans complex. 

Kirsanov, K.I.  Five mammalian carcinogens are active in a short-term tumorogenicity assay in Drosophila

MacDonald, J.M., J.N. Moores, and B.E. Staveley.  Microchaetae density is not greatly influenced by the overexpression of akt

Mateus, R.P., L.P.B. Machado, R. Cavasini, and E.C. Gustani.  Isoenzymatic analysis of South American species of the Drosophila tripunctata group (Diptera, Drosophilidae).

Memmi, B.K., and H. Unlu.  Chromosome contribution to malathion resistance in natural populations of Drosophila melanogaster collected from Turkey. 

Moiseeva, E.D., and N.A. Tchurikov.  Functional analysis of the boundary region between forum domains in the band 84D in the Drosophila melanogaster genome. 

Munoz-Hernandez, A., P. Ramos-Morales, and J.A. Munoz-Moya.  Exploring the mutagenic activity of colchicine in Drosophila

Munoz-Moya, A., P. Ramos-Morales, and A. Munoz-Hernandez.  Mammals replacement:  Drosophila is a reliable option for the screening of anit-inflammatory activity. 

Nanda, P., and B.N. Singh.  No effect of marking procedures and choice-situations on the pattern of matings in Drosophila ananassae

Portin, P.  The mus309 mutations, defective in DNA double-strand break repair, mobilize the gypsy element in Drosophila melanogaster

Romero-Estevez, G.C., and A.B. Mafla-Mantilla.  Polytene chromosomes of Drosophila huancavilcae (repleta group, inca subgroup). 

Roque, F., and R. Tidon.  Eight new records of drosophilids (Insecta; Diptera) in the Brazilian savanna. 

Salceda, V.M.  A preliminary report on chromosomal polymorphism in Mexican populations of Drosophila nebulosa

Sassi, P., and E. Hasson.  Methodology tune up for the assessment of desiccation resistance in natural populations of Drosophila buzzatii

Tynan La Fontaine, M.A., O. Schuldiner, J.M. Levy, D. Berdnik, J.S. Wu, D. Luginbuhl, W. Hong, and L. Luo.  New piggyBack insertional mutations on FRT chromosomes.  Supplemental Table.

Venkatesh, C.R., and B.V. Shyamala.  Pupal expression of an Ocellar specific P-GAL4 enhancer trap strain of Drosophila melanogaster

Venkatesh, C.R., and B.V. Shyamala.  Reporter gene expression in pupal stages of a gustatory specific P-GAL4 enhancer trap strain of Drosophila melanogaster

Vishalakshi, C., B.N. Singh.  Can fluctuating asymmetry in morphological traits be used to detect inbreeding in Drosophila ananassae

Woodhouse, E.C., and K. Kelly.  Deficiency screen reveals genomic region required for tumorigenesis and metastasis of lethal (2) giant larvae brain tumors. 


Mutation Notes

Mclean, R.P., and S. Mazzalupo.  EMS screen of D. persimilis for visible mutations. 


Technique Notes

Cooper, B.S., and M. Czarnoleski.  A multi-chamber device for observing courtship behaviors of fruit flies without using anesthesia. 

Martins, B.M., R.N. Bittencourt, and J.A.N. Penna.  Traps adapted to drosophilid collections in tropical rain forest. 

Yamamoto, M-T., M. Watanabe, M. Ueda, S. Yamamoto, and N. Takemori.  A new version of Drosophila Proteome Atlas. 


Teaching Notes

Ho, M.C.W., D.R. Venema, and R.A. Drewell.  A concise Drosophila laboratory module to introduce the central concepts of genetics. 

Lum, T.E.C.H., and T.J.S. Merritt.  Genotyping and enzyme activity measurements of the Adh polymorphism:  a simple exercise in population genetics, biochemistry, and the connection of genotype and phenotype. 

Onasch, K.D., and R.C. Woodruff.  Experimental observation of inbreeding depression and heterosis in Drosophila melanogaster

Onasch, K.D., N. Wiseman, B. Robinson, M. Zhang, and R.C. Woodruff.  Experimental observation of overdominance (heterozygous advantage) in Drosophila melanogaster

Robinson, B., N. Wiseman, M. Zhang, C.J. Staber, and R.C. Woodruff.  Identification of selfish genetic elements in natural populations of Drosophila melanogaster. II. Segregation Distorter (SD). 

Tare, M., and A. Singh.  A cell biology laboratory exercise to study sub-cellular organelles in Drosophila

Thompson, J.N., jr., C.N. Hallman, C.C. Challis, J.T. Ma, K.K. Makanani, A.L. McGahan, W.D. Nall, P.O. Ozor, S.P. Rogers, K.L. Shoush, J.L. Turner, H.L. Wernick, D.M. Wiles, R.S. Yi, T.W. Kallsen, M.J. Hesseler, B. Safiejko-Mroczka, and R.C. Woodruff.  A classroom test of predictions about Segregation Distorter (SD) activity in Drosophila


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