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General Announcements

Erratum: Noor and Coyne, 1995, Dros. Inf. Serv. 76: 143.

Research Notes

Alavi, M., and T. Kidd. Genetic suppression of Netrin adult behavioral defects by Notch11N-ts1.

Anjalika, C., N. Paliwal, K. Aditi, A. Raj, and N. Agrawal. A combination of dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) and methyl paraben (nipagin) in Drosophila food affects survival rate.

Badrinarayanan, S., S. Balasubramanian, and V.D. Parvathi. A modified method to assay the effects of ethanol on the behavior of Drosophila melanogaster.

Baker, R., and V.M. Panin. Characterizing muscle contraction strength in Drosophila embryos by intensity increase in GFP transgenically expressed in muscles.

Bhattacharyya, D. Further evidences of cannibalism and partial carnivorism in Drosophila species larvae.

Bhattacharyya, D.“Pack Hunting” or “Social Digestion” as a possible cause of larval clustering associated with the evolution of cannibalistic behavior in Drosophila species larvae.

Castro, I.F.A., C.J. Vercosa, R.D. Coutinho-Silva, G.F. Oliveira, A.C.L. Garcia, and C. Rohde. Richness of drosophilids in a naturally radioactive place in the Caatinga biome, northeast Brazil.

Castro-Vargas, C. Sperm transfer and the enigma of copulation duration in Drosophila.

Deepak, D., and M.S. Krishna. Drosophila fauna at three different altitudes of Kudremukh (Western Ghats).

Elston, J., and M.J. Simmons. No effect of heterozygous argonaute3 or Caravaggio mutations on P-element regulation in the germ line of D. melanogaster males.

Esteve, C., and F. Mestres. Collection of drosophilids from the Font Groga site, Barcelona (Spain).

Fernandez-Coosta, J.M., M. Sabater-Arcis, and R. Artero. A description of the adult Drosophila miRNome.

Fischer, L.W., D.F. Gomes, W. Cavalcante, and D.C. De Toni. First registry of Canalinea group (Diptera, Drosophilidae) at Santa Catarina State, South Brazil.

Goncalves, M.S., M.L. Blauth, A.R. Butnariu, and M.S. Gottschalk. The discrimination of sibling fruit fly species Drosophila ananassae and D. malerkotliana (Diptera, Drosophilidae) through wing traditional morphometry.

Gonzalez, G., A.L. Mary, and B. Goni. Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura) found in Uruguay.

Gredler, J.N., and M.A.F. Noor. Maternally inherited components do not detectably influence recombination rate variation in Drosophila pseudoobscura.

Guruprasad, B.R., C. Padmaja, and V. Tangpu. Drosophilidae of Bettadapura hill of Mysuru District (Karnataka, India).

Kitagawa, H. Activity variation in acid phosphatase (ACPH) allozymes of Drosophila virilis resulting from two different Acph transcripts.

Manzano-Winkler, B. Suppressed double crossovers in D. pseudoobscura inversion heterozygotes.

Medina-Munoz, M.C., X. Lucero, C. Severino, N. Cabrera, D. Olmedo, F. Del Pino, E. Alvarez, C. Jara, and R. Godoy-Herrera. Drosophila suzukii arrived in Chile.

Munoz-Moya, A., P. Ramos-Morales, and C. Perez-Amador. Comparison of the genotoxic and antigenotoxic activity of three Ipomoea species with medicinal properties in Drosophila melanogaster.

Neethu, B.K., and B.P. Harini. Feeding behavior and nutrients act concertedly in determining fecundity and lifespan in Drosophila nasuta nasuta.

Orengo, D.J., E. Puerma, and M. Aguade. Interplay between Drosophila suzukii and native Drosophila species in the Mediterranean area.

Parchami-Araghi, M., E. Gilasian, and A.A. Keyhanian. Spotted Wing Drosophila, Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura) (Dip.: Drosophilidae), an invasive fruit pest new to the Middle East and Iran.

Parchami-Araghi, M., E. Gilasian, and A.A. Keyhanian. Olive infestation with Zaprionus indianus Gupta (Dip.: Drosophilidae) in northern Iran: a new host record and threat to world olive production.

Poppe, J.L., H.J. Schmitz, and V.L.S. Valente. The diversity of Drosophilidae in the South American pampas: update of the species records in an environment historically neglected.

Prestes, J.O., S.A. Beira, L.P.B. Machado, and R.P. Mateus. Microsatellite heterologous amplification in individual samples of Drosophila griseolineata.

Raj, A., P. Shah, and N. Agrawal. Silver nanoparticle affects flying ability of fruit flies.

Ritz, K.R., and M.A.F. Noor. North American Southwest collection of obscura-group Drosophila in summer 2015.

Roque, F., L. Mencarini, and R. Tidon. Revised list of drosophilid species recorded in the Brazilian Savanna.

Siagi, F., N. Zsindely, and L. Bodai. Genomic localization of two public gal80ts transgenes.

Singh, A.K., S. Kumar, and N. Singh. Electrophoretic variants of esterase in two closely related species of Drosophila: D. bipectinata and D. malerkotliana.

Singh, G., and A.K. Singh. Chromosomal translocation at the terminal end of 2L in Drosophila malerkotliana.

Srinath, B.S., and N. Shivanna. Fluctuation of D. kikkawai population in Hegdekatta village, Sirsi taluk, India with a preliminary report on its sex comb patterns.

Sujaymeendra, D.S.P., H. Arpana, R. Chaithra, A.V. Dilip, G. Rohini, and M. Jayashankar. A rapid diversity survey of drosophilids in selected market places in Bengaluru Urban District.

Thorp, M.W., and M.J. Simmons. Impairment of piRNA-mediated regulation of P-element mRNAs in D. melanogaster females heterozygous for a mutant allele of argonaute3 or caravaggio.

Valadao, H., and R. Tidon. Distribution of drosophilids breeding in Solanum lycocarpum (Solanaceae) fruits.

Vilela, C.R. Drosophilidae (Diptera) attracted to fallen fruits of caja-manga (Spondias dulcis Parkinson; Anacardiaceae) in the western region of the city of Sao Paulo, state of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Weisman, N. Viability and lifespan effect of Drosophila vital gene hsf under elevated temperature conditions.

Zanini, R., M. Depra, and V.L.S. Valente. On the geographic distribution of the Drosophila willistoni group (Diptera, Drosophilidae) – updated distribution of alagitans and bocainensis subgroups.

Zanini, R., M. Depra, and V.L.S. Valente. On the geographic distribution of the Drosophila willistoni group (Diptera, Drosophilidae) – updated geographic distribution of the Neotropical willistoni subgroup.

Technique Notes

Aguayo, T., C. Meza, H. Munoz, F. Del Pino, M.C. Medina-Munoz, E. Alvarez, and R. Godoy-Herrera. Safe, fast, cheap, and efficient procedures to collect and deposit in vials large and little numbers of flies in a short time.

Cardoso, E., M.L. Blauth, and M.S. Gottschalk. Technical adaptations to the retention baited trap to Drosophilidae.

Gamberi, C. Efficient high-throughput cuticle preparations from fly lines yielding both viable and unviable embryos.

Garcia, J. An efficient, practical, and reliable yeast shaker for Drosophila melanogaster culture.

Kliethermes, C.L. Two simple jigs for cutting olfactory trap components.

Smrt, R.D., S.A. Lewis, R. Kraft, and L.L. Restifo. Primary culture of Drosophila larval neurons with morphological analysis using NeuronMetrics.

Mutation Notes

Araujo, S.J., R. Romero, and F. Mestres. Displaced genital arch in a Drosophila melanogaster male.

Orengo, D.J., E. Puerma, and M. Aguade. A new spontaneous chromosomal inversion in a classical laboratory strain of Drosophila subobscura.

Romero, R., and F. Mestres. Abnormal ovipositor in a Drosophila melanogaster female

New Species

Teaching Notes

Knackstedt, K.A., H.B. Thorpe, C.R. Santangelo, M.A. Balinski, and R,C, Woodruff. Can selection alter the frequency of recombination of Drosophila melanogaster?

Possidente, B., and D. McQuade. A simple lab exercise using inbred Drosophila strains for introducing quantitative genetics to undergraduates.

Rampasso, A.S., and C.R. Vilela.Establishment of double mutant strains of Drosophila melanogaster (Diptera, Drosophilidae) for teaching purposes.

Strelec, M., and S.S.C. Rund. Real-time visualization software for the TriKinetics Environmental Monitor (DEnM).

Thompson, J.N., jr., D. Tinney, J. Khoussine, G. Cox, J.R. Ogden, G. Audette, S. Bingabr, D. Branesky, A. Gomez, J. Lauderdale, C. Long, J. Mitchell, S. Narula, D. Nguyen, T.-V. Nguyen, D. Pons, C. Steele, G. Sutton, T. Tallman, and B. Safiejko-Mroczka. Using DGRP sequenced genomes to map heterozygous modifier effects on cell death in Bar eye of Drosophila.

Thorpe, H.B., K.A. Knackstedt, T.M. Birkholz, C.J. Schimmoeller, M.A. Balinski, P.G. Tate, and R.C. Woodruff. The influence of autosomal genetic background on the fitness of a mutant sex-linked gene and linked loci in Drosophila melanogaste.

Vercosa, C.J., I.F. de Araujo Castro, A.C.L. Garcia, and C. Rohde. An efficient rearing population cage to expose Drosophilids to various environmental agents.

Other Reports

56th Annual Drosophila Research Conference, Chicago, IL