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Volume 88 (December 2005)

List of Contributions

General Announcements

Back Issues and Invoice

Call for Papers

Guide to Authors

New Books

Markow, T., and P. O'Grady. Drosophila: A Guide to Species Identification and Use

Held, L.I., Jr. Imaginal Discs: The Genetic and Cellular Logic of Pattern Formation, Paperback Edition.

Research Notes

Amin ud Din, M., K. Mazhar, S. Haque, and M. Ahmed. A preliminary report on Drosophila fauna of Islamabad (Capital, Pakistan).

Amin ud Din, M., S.M.N. Khan, A. Bakhsh, R. Aleem, S. Haque, and A. Salam. Study of Drosophila association with certain plant species in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Artero, R., J.M. Fernandez-Costa, and M.K. Baylies. The cadmusBG02608 mutation interferes with embryonic muscle morphology.

Aruna, S., and H.A. Ranganath. Glue protein pattern specificity in Drosophila nasuta and D. albomicans of nasuta subgroup of Drosophila.

Bourgeois, G., L.S. Stevison, D. Ortiz-Barrientos, and M.A.F. Noor. Characterization of UDP-glycosyltransferase genes in Drosophila pseudoobscura.

Bussel, I., N. Afsarpour, M. Jafari, and M.R. Rose. Incidence of ovarian abnormalities in Drosophila melanogaster.

Chaves, N.B., and R. Tidon. Drosophilidae of the Brazilian Savanna, the forgotten ecosystem.

Chethan, B.K., and S.N. Hegde. Variation of the male specific wing pigment in the natural populations of Drosophila rajasekari.

De Toni, D.C., J.A. Brisson, P.R.P. Hofmann, M. Martins, and H. Hollocher. First record of Drosophila parthenogenetica and D. neomorpha, cardini group, Heed, 1962 (Drosophilidae), in Brazil.

Duenas-Garcia, I.E., V. Vega-Contreras, J.C. Gomez-Luna, L.F. Santos-Cruz, L. Castaneda-Partida, A. Duran-Diaz, and M.E. Heres-Pulido. Toxicity parameters of 4-nitroquinoline-1-oxide, urethane and methyl methanesulfonate in the flare and Oregon-flare strains of Drosophila melanogaster.

Etges, W.J. Drosophila desertorum in Big Bend National Park, Texas: The search for females.

Etges, W.J., and W.B. Heed. Reproductive isolation in the Drosophila longicornis species complex.

Figeac, N., Y. Bidet, T. Jagla, J.-P. Da Ponte, B. Dastuge, and K. Jagla. Identification of genes regulating specification of adult muscle precursors in Drosophila.

Garcia, A.C.L., M.S. Gottschalk, G.F. Audino, C. Rohde, V.H. Valiati, and V.L.S. Valente. First evidence of Drosophila malerkotliana in the extreme South of Brazil (Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil).

Gong, M., X. Bi, and Y.S. Rong. Targeted mutagenesis of Drosophila atm and mre11 genes.

Held, L.I., Jr. Suppressing apoptosis fails to cure "extra-joint syndrome" or to stop sex-comb rotation.

Heres-Pulido, M.E., G. Avila-Acevedo, H. Dionicio-Lopez, G.L.B. Hernandez-Portilla, L. Castaneda-Partida, A.M. Garcia-Bores, G. Martinez-Cortes, S.L. Cardenas, G. Ceron, K. Tavera-Briseno, A. Vargas-Vera, and I.E. Duenas-Garcia. Non toxicity of phenylpropanoid verbascoside from a Buddleja scordioides extract in Drosophila melanogaster flare and Oregon-flare strains and toxicity of caffeic acid in the flare strain.

Ivanov, Y.N. Stability of sex ratio at mutagenesis in Drosophila melanogaster.

Khazaeli, A.A., and J.W. Curtsinger. Lack of correlation between reproductive diapause and life span in Drosophila melanogaster.

Mateus, R.P., L.P.B. Machado, and F.M. Sene. Differential body expression of isoenzymatic loci in adults of the cactophilic species Drosophila antonietae (Diptera: Drosophilidae).

Munoz, H., D. Frias, and R. Godoy-Herrera. Some aspects of molting and metamorphosis in Drosophila pavani larvae.

Oguma, Y., K. Sawamura, H. Sato, and M. Matsuda. cDNA clones and expressed sequenced tag (EST) analysis of D. ananassae.

Pascual, M., J.M. Fernandez-Costa, and R. Artero. Two cryptic Cys3His zinc fingers in the alternative splice muscleblind C transcript. Pires, D.J., and M. Belo. Flies collected in orchards.

Salceda, V.M. Chromosomal polymorphism in natural populations of Drosophila willistoni from Eastern Mexico. Preliminary report.

Schmitz, H.J., and P.R.P. Hofmann. First record of subgenus Phloridosa of Drosophila in southern Brazil, with notes on breeding sites.

Shilpa, M.C., and H.A. Ranganath. Mating propensity: an indicator of interracial divergence in the nasuta-albomicans complex of Drosophila.

Sidorov, R.A., K.I. Kirsanov, E.G. Ugnivenko, E.M. Khovanova, and G.A. Belitsky. Non-additive combined effect of multiple mutations in tumor suppressor genes on the frequency of hyperplastic mosaic clones in Drosophila imagoes.

Singh, P., and B.N. Singh. A new paracentric inversion in the left arm of the third chromosome of Drosophila ananassae.

Singh, P., and B.N. Singh. A new inversion in Drosophila ananassae population from Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.

Sisman, T., H. Uyasal, and H. Askin. The clastogenic effects of Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) on polytene chromosomes of Drosophila melanogaster.

Smith, J.A., and E.C. Liebl. Identification of the molecular lesions in alleles of the Drosophila Abelson tyrosine kinase.

Soto, I. Use of elliptic Fourier descriptors for quantification of male genitalia morphology of cactophilic Drosophila.

Soto, I., E. Soto, V. Carreira, and E. Hasson. Mortality patterns in Drosophila buzzatii lines selected for wing length and developmental time.

Williams, A.J., and J.N. Thompson, jr. Stress effects on spatial pattern of Drosophila wing sensilla in stress-sensitive and resistant genotypes.

Zhuk, O.W., and I.A. Kozeretska. The maternal effect and evolutionary conservatism of miniature gene in Drosophila virilis.

Technique Notes

Blatch, S.A., and J.F. Harrison. An updated chemically-defined medium for Drosophila melanogaster.

Carpenter, A.T.C. [A note regarding fly transfers] see: Sturtevant revisited.

Hurtado, J., E. Soto, and M. Cortese. A new method to analyze habitat preference and mate choice.

Junakovic, N., and W.J. Miller. Cleaning up Southern pictures.

Lasbleiz, C., A. Coiffic, H. Tricoire, and V. Monnier. pUAST-IR: A new Drosophila vector for easy-cloning of RNAi transgenes.

Parisi, M., P.D. Ross, and B. Oliver. Adapting a microcalorimeter to measure heat output of individual Drosophila.

Sanchez, M.E., M. Shenasa, E. Blazevic, A. Maldonado, A. Kakavand, and S. Bhattacharya. Selecting a nutritional media for multigenerational growth of Drosophila melanogaster in space.

Sharma, R., S. Sen, and G. Dey. A new olfactory trap assay.

Slade, J.D., J.M. Kramer, and B.E. Staveley. A novel luciferase assay for the quantification of insulin signaling in Drosophila.

Vazquez, J.F., J. Albornoz, and A. Dominguez. A cautionary note on the use of SSAP (sequence-specific amplified polymorphism) to study transposons in Drosophila.

Zeng, C. An improved procedure in fly food preparation.

Teaching Notes

Duman-Scheel, M. Adaptation of standard Drosophila whole mount in situ hybridization protocols for use in the undergraduate teaching laboratory.

Woodruff, R.C., and J.N. Thompson, jr. Response to selection in the presence and absence of genetic variation in Drosophila melanogaster.

Other Reports

Carpenter, A.T.C. Sturtevant revisited.

46thAnnual Drosophila Research Conference, San Diego, California

19thEuropean Drosophila Research Conference, Eger, Hungary

11thRegional Drosophila Meeting, University of Leipzig, Germany

The Drosophila Board