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Volume 86 (December 2003)


List of Contributions

Research Announcements

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

New Books

Henderson, D.S. 2004. Drosophila Cytogenetic Protocols. Humana Press, Totowa, NJ.

Hilker, M., and T. Meiners. 2002. Chemoecology of Insect Eggs and Egg Deposition. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK.

General Announcements

Back Issues and Invoice

Call for Papers

Guide to Authors

Standing Orders

Research Notes

Baba, K., and M. Hatsumi. Sterile female of lozenge of Drosophila melanogaster has activated eggs in ovary.

Barker, J.S.F. Ecology of two Scaptodrosophila flower breeding species.

Belousova, I.B., V.Yu Strashnyuk, and V.T. Kakpakov. The influence of metopren on puffing in Drosophila melanogaster chromosomes in experiments in vitro.

Bertucci, L.A., and M.A.F. Noor. Transcripts involved in spermatogenesis are not qualitatively underexpressed in hybrids of Drosophila simulans and D. mauritiana.

Birdsley, J.S. Drosophila malerkotliana and D. ananassae in Florida.

Carpenter, A.T.C. Failure to suppress polo sterility but an hypothesis for why males are so very sterile (plus somatic reversion of st1).

Carrasco, S.F., L.F. Prado, and R. Godoy-Herrera. Molecular phylogeny of the mesophragmatica species group inferred from Cytochrome Oxidase II sequence.

Chethan, B.K., and S.N. Hegde. Effect of intra- and interspecific competition on pupation height in Drosophila.

Davis, T. The genes of the elbow-no-ocelli genetic complex in D. melanogaster.

Davis, T. Use of cross-species genome comparison to deduce possible importance of the various D. melanogaster fruitless transcripts: A putative vital function for the type C transcription factor?

Dias, M.V.B., C.C. de Oliveira, and H.E.M.C. Bicudo. Morphometric changes of the Drosophila saltans salivary glands prior to and during apoptosis.

DiPietrantonio, A.M., and F.M. Davidson. Generation and authentication of Df(3L)H99 FRT80B recombinant lines.

Gottschalk, M.S., D.C. De Toni, J. Cordeiro, and P.R.P. Hofmann. Comparison between two sampling methods for Drosophilidae (Diptera) using banana baits.

Held, L.I., Jr. Tetraploid male mosaics induced by pressure.

Itoh, M., T. Uenovama, and M. Watada. A further study on the expansion of Drosophila simulans to Japan.

Ivanov, Yu.N. Studies of homeostasis of sex ratio in Drosophila melanogaster.

Jain, C. and S. Chandrashekara. A revised cytological location of stambh A and of the breakpoints of DF(2R)44CE of Drosophila melanogaster.

Khurana, S. Stability of olfactory and locomotory response in third instar larvae.

Koromyslov, Yu.A., E.V. Chmuzh, L.A. Shestakova, S.V. Tcheressiz, N.N. Yurchenko, and I.K. Zakharov. Mutability of unstable sex-linked alleles of Drosophila melanogaster and their interaction with mutations of the genes of the repair system.

Ludwig, A., C. Parada, E.L.S. Loreto, and B. Goñi. Genetics and molecular analysis of a Drosophila willistoni spontaneous mutation similar to eyeless.

Malherbe, Y., and D. Joly. Sperm management in the sperm heteromorphic species, Drosophila teissieri.

Medeiros, H.F., M.B. Martins, and J.R. David. The extension of the geographic range of Drosophila malerkotliana on the American continent.

Medina, M.C., and R. Godoy-Herrera. Movement patterns on two substrates of Chilean third instar larvae of D. melanogaster, D. hydei, and D. pavani collected in the same orchard.

Nardon, C., D. Lepetit, G. Deceliere, F. Lemeunier, C. Vieira, and C. Biémont. Distribution of telomeric transposable elements TART and HeT-A in Drosophila melanogaster.

Nazari, M., and S.N. Hegde. Toxic effect of Fluoxetine – an antidepressant drug on the rate of development and viability of Drosophila melanogaster.

Orellana, C.J., and S. Koref-Santibañez. Mating activity in three populations of Chilean Drosophila.

Parada, C., and B. Goñi. Hypermutable strains isolated from Uruguayan populations of Drosophila willistoni (Diptera, Drosophilidae).

Riede, I. Proliferative genes and copy number control.

Rodríguez-Arnaiz, R., and G.O. Téllez. The spindle poisons demecolcine and vinblastine induce mitotic recombination in the somatic w/w+ assay of Drosophila melanogaster.

Santos, J.F., T.T. Rieger, S.R.C. Campos, A.C.C. Nascimento, P.T. Félix, S.V.O. Silva, and F.M.R. Freitas. Colonization of Northeast Region of Brazil by the drosophilid flies, Drosophila malerkotliana and Zaprionus indianus, a new potential insect pest for Brazilian fruitculture.

Saunders, L.D., A.F.M. Haywood, and B.E. Staveley. Overexpression of phosphatidyl-inositol 3-OH kinase (P13K) in dopaminergic neurons dramatically reduces life span and climbing ability in Drosophila melanogaster. Saura, A.O. A summary of the polytene chromosome bands not seen by EM.

Saura, A.O. A summary of the new polytene chromosome bands seen by EM.

Schwartz, G.R., and L. Reuter. Freezing subsequently alters mating behavior in D. melanogaster.

Sidorov, R.A., K.I. Kirsanov, I.D. Alexandrov, M.V. Alexandrova, and E.M. Khovanova. The influence of the p53 mutation on the tumor frequency in wts/+ heterozytoes.

Singh, S.R., and B.N. Singh. Comparison of female post-copulatory behavior in six species of Drosophila.

Stoltzfus, J.R., and M.S. Grotewiel. Novel isoforms of Drosophila annexins produced by alternative splicing.

Sun, X., L. Huang, M.R. Van Doren, and S. Tanda. Isolation of amorphic alleles of the lesswright gene by P element-mediated male recombination in Drosophila melanogaster.

Uysal, H., and T. Sisman. The effects of Aflatoxin-B1 on some development stages and phenotypic abnormalities in Drosophila melanogaster.

Vañez, C., H. Vera, R. Canales, and R. Godoy-Herrera. Larval behavior in unfamiliar environment of two populations of Drosophila pavani that live naturally in very different breeding sites in the wild.

Weisman, N.Ya. Cooperation of net and EGFR signalling in the wing vein pattern development in Drosophila.

Yurchenko, N.N., and I.K. Zakharov. Distribution of viability of chromosomes 2 from Uman natural population of Drosophila melanogaster in heterozygote with Df(2)62 overlapping the region of l(2)gl locus.

Technique Notes

Dzitoyeva, S., A. Gutnov, and H. Manev. Evaluation of an injectable method for embryonic RNA interference (RNAi) using the Drosophila beltless gene as an example.

Haab, J.E., C. Vergara, J. Bacigalupo, and P.M. O’Day. Two preparations for recording ion channel activity in native rhabdomeral membranes of Drosophila retinal photoreceptor cells.

Kekic, V., and S.P. Lucic. Fruit and vegetable food media suitable for maintaining D. melanogaster flies.

Khurana, S. Density separation of larvae using polyethylene glycol.

Lerach, S.L. Do it in the dark.

Ruedi, E.A., Y.N. Owusu, and K. Dixon. Male courtship intensity: a new method of Drosophila courtship measurement.

Siddique, H.R., A. Dhawan, D.K. Saxena, and D.K. Chowdhuri. Drosophila melanogaster as an in vivo model for somatic cell genotoxicity of chemicals by Comet assay.

Talyn, B. and H. Dowse. FORTRAN program generates effective artificial courtship song.

Teaching Notes

Azad, P., R.C. Woodruff, and J.N. Thompson, jr. Deleterious mutations in natural populations of Drosophila melanogaster.

Marcus, J.M. Recombination mapping of P-element transposon inserts: A new set of laboratory exercises for an undergraduate genetics course.

Mutation Notes

Huey, R.B., J. Balanyá, F. Mestres, and L. Serra. Detection of yellow mutation in North American Drosophila subobscura.

Yadav, J.P., and B.N. Singh. Rediscovery of spread mutation in Drosophila ananassae.

Other Reports

44th Annual Drosophila Research Conference, Chicago, Illinois

18th European Drosophila Research Conference, Göttingen, Germany

The Drosophila Board