Selected References and Websites
Excellence. This is very complete and includes terminology
related to molecular genetics as well as Medelian.
Where to buy equipment
Vials, bottles, anesthetizing equipment including CO2 pads
Biological. Basic fly equipment
Basic fly equipment
Where to obtain flies
General Biological Supply Companies: For basic mutant types good
for any High School Class
Biological. Wild type and a variety of mutants
Wild type and a variety of mutants
University Stock Centers: For more obscure strains, generally
1. Tucson Species Center
Drosophila Stock Center Indiana University. Also has great
links to fly genomics.
Fly genome sites
National Center for Biotechnology Information. From the US
A Database of the Drosophila Genome. An oft-used site for researchers.
3. Berkley Drosophila
Cooked food sources
1. The Carolina
Drosophila Manual, page 6, has 5 different recipes. This is
free with an order of flies or $4.55 per manual from their on-line catalog
2. Media recipes from
Bloomington. Eight different recipes to choose from.
Dried food sources
2. Carolina Biological.
Selected Web References
1. Great resources from Access
Excellence. There are a variety of sections: Section II, "Drosophila
Unit: from Capture to Chemistry" is full of great ideas and techniques
2. A web site devoted to mutant strains of flies. From the Exploratorium,
a readable for students and contains cartoon drawings of selected mutants.
3. From the University
of Arizona's Biotech Project, "Analyzing the Products of DNA:Chromatography
of Fruit Fly Eye Color" shows the pathway of eye coloration.
Interactive Fly: A cyberspace guide to Drosophila genes
and their roles in development. Great information and microphotographs
of developmental stages and adult Drosophila.
Punnett Squares with Drosophila. An access excellent site.
"...an educational resource for teachers and students interested in the
origins of classical genetics, introductory data analysis, elementary
plant science, and the history and literature of science."
Original Paper, "Experiments in Plant Hybridization" (1865)
mendels original paper
Monk in the Garden web site. Information on the book and links
to Medelian genetics sites.
1. Roberts, D.B Drosophila, A Practical Approach,. (editor): Good general
2. Greenspan, R.J., 1997. Fly Pushing: The Theory and Practice of Drosophila
Genetics. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Cold Spring Harbor, New
York: Good general reference
3. Hartenstein, V., 1993 Atlas of Drosophila Development. Cold Spring
Harbor Laboratory Press, Cold Spring Harbor, New York: For more advanced
study on larval development into adults.
4. Demerec, M., 1994 Biology of Drosophila. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Press, Cold Spring Harbor, New York: A complete work suitable for research
purposes Henig, R.M., 2000
5. The Monk in the Garden. Houghton Mifflin Company, New York. A nice,
readable book on the life of Mendel and the resurrection of his experiments.
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