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Volume 94

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Amador, R.B., M.B. Martins, and I. da Silva Furtado. Is Zaprionus indianus invading a preserved Amazon forest?

Bangura, M.A., A.P. Gupta, and T.D. Champion. Colored light norms of genotypes of parental strains and hybrids in D. melanogaster.

Castrezana, S. New record on novel hosts for the Drosophilid pest Zaprionus indianus.

Darshan Raj, C.G., M.K. Ramakrishna, E.S. Sindhupriya, S.R. Ramesh, and G. Panduranga Murthy. Neuroprotection and antioxidant evaluation of methanol extract of Sida glutinosa using Drosophila model system.

Deepthi, B.K., and B.Y. Sathish Kumar. Anti-stress property of Rauwolfia serpentine(Sarpagandha) on stress induced Drosophila melanogaster.

Gayathri, D.S., and B.P. Harini. Reduced mating activity and fitness of Drosophila ananassae on exposure to valproic acid.

Georgieva, D., M. Petrova, M. Kitanova, D. Hristozova, and G. Genova. Preliminary results of a forward genetic screen for X chromosomal dominant modifiers of Drosophila melanogaster dfmr1.

Guru Prasad, B.R., and P. Pathak. Studies on Drosophila biodiversity of Harangi Forest: Coorg District, Karnataka.

Guru, P., R. Bhosale, and A. Kar. Sequence variations in dosage compensation genes and histone deacetylases in In(1)BM2 (reinverted) of Drosophila melanogaster.

Harini, B.P., and D.S.S. Pranesh. Drosophilids of Perumalai hills of Kodaikanal (Tamilnadu State, India).

Held, L.I., Jr. When does the spiny legs1 allele of the prickle gene cause extra joints?

Inoue, Y., and M. Watada. The effect of number of founder females on inversion polymorphisms in laboratory populations of Drosophila melanogaster.

Inoue, Y., R. Ogoshi, and M. Watada. Further studies on five types of inversions in Japanese and African populations of Drosophila melanogaster.

Jahromi, S.R., M. Haddadi, T. Shivanandappa, and S.R. Ramesh. A comparison between the effect of aqueous and methanolic extract of Decalepis hamiltonii on the level of alcohol tolerance in Drosophila melanogster.

Jo, S.H., B. Krauss, and F. Pignoni. Testing gene function in fly head formation using transgenic RNAi.

Kitagawa, H. Cloning and characterization of b-esterase (Est B) gene in Drosophila virilis.

Montes, M.A., H.J. Schmitz, C. Rohde, V.L. da Silva Valente, and A.C.L. Garcia. Preliminary data on the Drosophila fauna in the city of Tandil, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina.

Ouchi, R.Y., D.N. Okamoto, C.R. Ceron, A.J. Manzato, and G.O. Bonilla-Rodriguez. Evaluation of ethidium bromide effects in the life cycle and reproductive behavior of Drosophila melanogaster.

Palaksha, S.K., and V. Shakunthala. Circadian rhythm of locomotor behavior of D. agumbensis and D. rajasekari collected from Sakleshpur.

Parvathi V, D., M. Ravi, and S.F.D. Paul. Anthracycline (epirubicin) induced mutation studies in Drosophila melanogaster.

Ramakrishna, M.K., C.G. Darshan Raj, M. Haddadi, B.K. Sarojini, and S.R. Ramesh. Radio-protective effect of piperine on reproductive organs of Drosophila model by induction of electron beam radiation.

Rozhok, A., O. Bilousov, L. Kolodochka, S. Zabludovska, and I. Kozeretska. Horizontal transmission of intracellular endosymbiotic bacteria: a case between mites and fruit flies and its evolutionary implications.

Sabio, G., L.A. Quesada-Allue, and M.M. Perez. NBAD-hydrolase processing in brain and epidermis of Drosophila melanogaster.

Santos, J.P.J. dos, M.L. Blauth, and M.S. Gottschalk. New records of Drosophilidae in southern Amazonia.

Shah, C., N. Shah, K. Anderson, G. Denny, B. Nagel, J. Ryerse, and W.S. Stark. Light-induced retinal degeneration in Drosophila with green fluorescent protein(GFP) attached to rhodopsin.

Siddique, Y.H., G. Ara, and M. Afzal. Effect of Cyclophosphamide on hsp70 expression in transgenic Drosophila melanogaster (hsp-70-lacZ)Bg9.

Singh, S. Genetic control of color dimorphism in Drosophila punjabiensis of montium subgroup.

Singh, S. Genetic analysis of body color polymorphism in Drosophila melanogaster through selection experiment.

Singh, S.S., P. Banerjee, P. Nanda, and B.N. Singh. A duplication at the tip of left arm of the second chromosome carrying alpha inversion in Drosophila ananassae.

Sujata, M., S. Rawal, P. Singh, and A. Gupta. Curcumin longa and Emblica officinalis increase lifespan in Drosophila melanogaster.

Varney, R.L., and M.A.F. Noor. Inconsistent associations between recombination rate and codon bias across Drosophila species.

Wildemann, B., and D.C. De Toni. Analysis of inversion polymorphism and new inversion recorded in Drosophila polymorpha in the South of Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Witzenman, H., D. Lyalin, and V. Panin. Comparing selection schemes in BAC-recombineering method of tagging a novel Drosophila gene, DmCSAS.

Technique Notes

Chmielewski, J.P., and T.W. Christensen. Novel method for determining chromosome compaction and DNA content of salivary gland nuclei in Drosophila.

Jardim, S.S., and E.L.S. Loreto. Comparative methodologies for estimating mariner activity using white-peach assay in Drosophila simulans.

Kliethermes, C.L. An instant fly medium and a convenient method to dispense it.

Klosowski, R., and B.T. Hovemann. Climbing assay.

Munoz-Hernandez, A., and P. Ramos-Morales. The Citric-Arabic-glycerated gum: An alternative to Foure gum.

Perry, C., A. Boseman, and R. Pu. A convenient method for supplying food to Drosophila.

Rajpurohit, S., and A.J. Marlon. Pigmentation scoring method for Drosophila.

Roque, F., S.C.F. de Oliveira, and R. Tidon. Technical adaptations of retention traps used to catch drosophilids.

Woodman, P.N., A.M. Todd, and B.E. Staveley. Eyer: Automated counting of ommatidia using image processing techniques.

Mutation Notes

Chalvet, F., M. Bartoletti, and L. Theodore. Ovary phenotype and expression of bab1 and bab2 paralogs in the larval ovary of two mutants of the bab locus in Drosophila melanogaster.

Kosuda, K. A recessive lethal gene, l-Cy, found in a natural population of Drosophila melanogaster.

Sousa-Neves, R., and Y. Chu. Mutants in D. simulans and D. sechellia.

Teaching Notes

Martin, P.A., A.N. Scholes, and J. Ahlander. Rapid immunofluorescent staining of spectrin in cultured Drosophila S2 cells for use in teaching undergraduate cell biology lab.

Puli, O.R., and A. Singh. Protein trap lines of Drosophila to demonstrate spatio-temporal localization of proteins in an undergraduate lab.

Seggio, J.A. Utilizing Drosophila Activity Monitors (DAMs) in an undergraduate teaching and research setting.

Thompson, J.N., jr., C.N. Hallman, F. Blixt, L. Bock, N. Do, G. Emde, D. Mach, K. May, V. Miller, D. Nguyen, K. Owens, L. Toho, L. Donaldson, J. Lykins, B. Safiejko-Mroczka, and J.J. Hellack. Effect of hsp83 activation on cell death as quantified using phenotypic variation of Bar eye in Drosophila melanogaster.

Woodruff, R.C., and A.M. Boulton. The identification of nearly neutral mutations in Drosophila melanogaster: The bw75 and bw1 alleles of Buri.

Woodruff, R.C., and A.M. Boulton. Lethal mutations and their elimination by selection in natural populations of Drosophila melanogaster.

Woodruff, R.C., and J.P. Russell. The role of sexual reproduction and recombination in adaptive evolution.

Woodruff, R.C., and J.P. Russell. Spontaneous and gamma ray induced chromosome breakage in Drosophila melanogaster.

Woodruff, R.C., R.K. Marvin, and C.C. Wagner. Inbreeding depression, loss of genetic variation, and survival in a high salt diet.

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