Drosophila melanogaster as an experimental organism

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Science  10 Jun 1988:
Vol. 240, Issue 4858, pp. 1453-1459
DOI: 10.1126/science.3131880


The fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster has been used as an experimental organism in studies of genetics since the early 1900s. It is now widely used not only in classical and molecular genetics but also, with many new biochemical, cell biological, and physiological techniques, to research problems requiring a multidisciplinary approach, such as those of developmental biology and neurobiology.

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