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King, Robert C., Pamela K. Mulligan, and William D. Stansfield.A Dictionary of Genetics, 8th edition.
do Val, Francisca.Drosophila, Famous Little Flies

Research Notes

Alatortsev, V.E.Orthologs of the eggshell gene Vml contain a diverse number of coding tandem repeats.

Andrianov, B.V., and D.A. Romanov.Comparative analysis of the fragment of the Y chromosome gene kl-2 1-beta dynein heavy chain in Drosophila virilis species group (Diptera: Drosophilidae).

Becker, J.R., and M.J. Simmons.Repression of hybrid dysgenesis in D. melanogaster males by the X-linked telomeric P element NA-P(1A).

Bhan, V., E. Khasa, P. Badhwar, and D. Dahiva.Divergent strategies for stress adaptations in D. punjabiensis in context of global warming.

Blauth, M.L., D.P. Lima, D.S. de Araujo, J.B. Moyses, and M.S. Gottschalk.New distribution records of four Drosophila species (Diptera, Drosophilidae) in Mato Grosso, Brazil.

Bochicchio, P.A., D.H. Bodin, L.A. Quesada-Allue, and A. Rabossi.Post-ecdysis behavior of exarate adults in Drosophila melanogaster and Ceratitis capitata.

Canals, J., J. Balanya, and F. Mestres.Drosophilid collection in the Font Groga site, Barcelona (Spain).

Cartier-Michaud, A., and J.A. Veenstra.Sucrose improves sexual performance in the male fruit fly.

Castrezana, S., R. Azurin, and Y.C. Badrakhan.Reproductive age and copulation duration in Drosophila species with females with low re-mating frequency.

Caudron, Q., C. Lyn-Adams, J.A.D. Aston, B.G. Frenguelli, and K.G. Moffat.Quantitative assessment of ommatidial distortion in Drosophila melanogaster.

Deepashree, S., T. Shivanandappa, and S.R. Ramesh.Extension of Drosophila melanogaster lifespan by Decalepis hamiltonii root extract.

Dimitrijevic, D., M. Andjelkovic, and T. Savic.Influence of extremely low frequency magnetic field (50 Hz, 0.5 mT) exposure on fitness components of Drosophilasubobscura.

Dimitrijevic, D., B. Janac, and T. Savic.Temporal pattern of Drosophila subobscura locomotor activity after exposure to extremely low frequency magnetic field (50 Hz, 0.5 mT).

Haddadi, M., S.R. Jahromi, T. Shivanandappa, and S.R. Ramesh.Neuurotransmitter enzymes profile in age-related memory impairment in Drosophila melanogaster.

Hogan, J., K. Walker, G. Newquist, A. Bousum, and T. Kidd.A novel mechanism underlying axon guidance phenotypes: Indirect disruption of embryonic axon guidance by unspecified cells.

Jayaramu, S.C., and M. Prathibha.Inversion and isozymes variation, mating behavior, and fitness in Drosophila ananassae.

Jayaramu, S.C., and M. Prathibha.Inversion polymorphism, sexual behavior, fitness, and morphometric traits in Drosophila ananassae.

Jessen, E., J.R. Becker, and M.J. Simmons.Cytotype repression of hybrid dysgenesis in D. melanogaster: Limited synergism between a telomeric P element and individual non-telomeric P elements implies a failure in Ping-pong amplification of regulatory piRNAs.

Krishna, M.S.Evidence of selective mating in D. malerkotliana: greater reproductive success of wild flies than Spw mutant.

Krishna, M.S., and U. Watson.The effect of pyrogallol on the pre-adult fitness of Drosophila bipectinata.

Krishna, M.S., and U.U. WaturuochaThe effect of pyrogallol on the resistance to starvation in Drosophila bipectinata.

Krishnamoorti, K., and A.K. Singh.Esterase-4 locus comprises active and null alleles in Drosophila ananassae.

Kudupali, S.L., and N. Shivanna.Influence of age on mating and fitness of Drosophila melanogaster.

Kumar, S., and A.K. Singh.Intra-chromosomal association between allozyme loci in Drosophila ananassae.

McGuire, M.K., A.D.S. Grant, and B.E. Staveley.Chronic exposure to tunicamycin during development has little effect upon the eye of GMR-Gal4 UAS-lacZ males.

Neethu, B.K., Y.R. Babu, and B.P. Harini. Enriched nutrient diet shortens the developmental time- A transgenerational effect in Drosophila sulfurigaster sulfurigaster.

Parkash, R., C. Lambhod, and D. Singh.Sexual selection in search of good genes: analysis of mate choice experiments and ecophysiological stress tolerance in Drosophila biarmipes.

Parul, B., E. Khasa, and V. Bhan. Developmental adaptive strategies for water balance mechanisms mediates range shift in Drosophila species of the takahashii subgroup from the western Himalayas.

Pasha, M., G. Sanjeev, T. Shivanandappa, and S.R. Ramesh.Radiation induced toxicity in Drosophila melanogaster.

Paula, M.A., F.A. Brito, P.H.S. Lopes, and R. Tidon.Drosophila collections in the Arc of Deforestation, Brazil.

Pavkovic-Lucic, S., J. Trajkovic, and T. Savic.Mating frequency of Drosophila melanogaster strains reared on carrot and banana diets.

Pavkovic-Lucic, S., J. Trajkovic, L. Filipovic and T. Savic.Sex comb size in Drosophila melanogaster males maintained on carrot and banana substrates.

Prathibha, M., S.C. Jayaramu, and M.S. Krishna.Male age influence on mating activities of monomorphic and polymorphic strains of Drosophila ananassae.

Prathibha, M., S.C. Jayaramu, and M.S. Krishna.Male age effects on fitness are independent of inversion system in Drosophila ananassae (Diptera: Drosophilidae).

Ramakrishna, M.K., C.G. Darshan Raj, L. Kusuma, B.K. Sarojini, and S.R. Ramesh.Neuro-protective activity of Curcumin against paraquat induced oxidative stress markers in Drosophila melanogaster.

Sarswat, M., P.C. Sati, U. Semwal, M.K. Patel, S. Dewan, and R.S. Fartyal. Intra-specific cytogenetic variations among three Drosophilid species, viz., Drosophila melanogaster, Drosophila repleta, and Zaprionus indianus collected along an altitudinal gradient in Garhwal region, India.

Sati, P.C., R.S. Fartyal, M. Sarswat, S. Dewan, M. Kandpal, Kanita, M.K. Patel, and S. Pradhan.Check-list of drosophilid species so far described and recorded from Uttarakhand state, India.

Singh, B.N., A. Singh, and P. Banerjee.Persistence of an inversion in laboratory stocks of Drosophila bipectinata.

Srinath, B.S., and N. Shivanna.Fluctuation of Phorticella striata in mango plantations of Dharwad District.

Sumitha, R., S. Raman, Priyanka, and D. Parvathi.In vivo and in vitro genotoxicity analysis of silver nitrate.

Tahir, D.A preliminary report and the frequency distribution of Drosophila species of Rabwah, Pakistan.

Tahir, D.A preliminary report on Drosophila fauna of Lahore, Pakistan.

Tiffany, L.A., and S.P. McRobert. Population survey of Drosophila species in the Philadelphia area, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Trajkovic, J., S. Pavkovic-Lucic, M. Stamenkovic-Radak, M. Andelkovic, and T. Savic.Mating frequency of Drosophila subobscura from two populations.

Valer, F.B., A.S. Neutzling, F.R.M. Garcia, M.S. Gottschalk, and M.L. Blauth.The first record of Zygothrica orbitalis (Sturtevant, 1916) for the state of Rio Grande do Sul and the southernmost limits for seven species of Drosophilidae (Insecta: Diptera).

Vanderlinde, T., B. Wildemann, L. Bizzo, and D.C. De Toni.Drosophila polymorpha life cycle.

Vasudev, V., H.P. Guruhankara, P.V. Mahadimane, D. Khalandar, and B.R. Shamprasad.Effects of fungicide Dithane M 45 in Drosophila melanogaster on courtship behavior.

Technique notes

Beck, A.P., E.F. Hamlin, E.L. Hume, and R.M. Hallock.The impact of pheromones on sexual behavior in D. melanogaster: Recommendations for laboratory protocols.

Cavasini, R., M.R.D. Batista, K.A. Carvalho, and L.B. Klaczko.Optimization of 64 microsatellite loci primer pair annealing temperatures of Drosophila mediopunctata.

Freda, P.J., and J.M. Braverman.An efficient, practical, and reliable Drosophila trap.

Reubens, M., W.A. Rummings, Jr., L.T. Hopkins, and T.W. Christensen.Utilizing phospho-histone H3 labeling in the Drosophila larval central nervous system to generate parametrically testable mitotic index data sets.

Seggio, J.A.The free-running period of Drosophila melanogaster is not affected by the length of the tube in a Drosophila Activity Monitor (DAM).

Mutation Notes

Rieger, T.T., E.S. Monte, M.E. Pessoa-Junior, D.L. Oliveira, and J.F. Santos.New spontaneous wing mutant curly in Drosophila willistoni strain GdH4-1.

Singh, B.N., and A. Singh. A new mutation in Drosophila malerkotliana.

Voloshina M.A.Erupt-like mutants from a natural population of Drosophila melanogaster.

Teaching Notes

Kuchcinski, A., A.J. Grimm, K.C. Tolbert, E.A. Miller, R.C. Woodruff.An attempt to select for increased recombination in Drosophila melanogaster.

Marconi, M., and C.R. Vilela.Non-crisscross inheritance in crosses between X-linked mutant strains of Drosophila melanogaster: treasuring exceptions.

Merrill, J.D., M.J. Hunter, and M.A.F. Noor.Simple high school laboratory exercise on mate attraction and reproductive isolation in Drosophila.

Ordway, A.L., A.L. Brady, J.C. Carr, J.M. Kiser, C.E. Curts, K.C. Tolbert, and R.C. Woodruff.Instant synthetic species: tests of sexual isolation between compound-autosome stocks of Drosophila melanogaster.

Rosa, M.T., L.M.N. Sepel, and E.L.S. Loreto.Drosophila smoking: using flies in a smoke-free class.

Tolbert, K.C., J.C. Carr, C.E. Curts, J.M. Kiser, A.L. Brady, A.L. Ordway, A.C. Lyons, and R.C. Woodruff.An attempt to identify new recessive sex-linked visible mutations in Drosophila melanogaster.

Woodruff, R.C., A.F. Kuchcinski, A.J. Grimm, K.C. Tolbert, E.A. Miller, T.L. Johnston, M.J. Langenderfer, A.L. Brady, and A.L. Ordway.Experimental verification that crossing-over events within inversion heterozygotes are eliminated in the gametes of Drosophila melanogaster females.

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54th Annual Drosophila Research Conference, Washington, D.C.

The North American Drosophila Board