Columbia University Fly Room, around 1920

The Fly Room at Columbia University, around 1920. Note the bananas used as fruit fly food. The room no longer exists at Columbia.

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16267. Gallery 10: Thomas Hunt Morgan at Columbia, 1917

Thomas Hunt Morgan in the Fly Room at Columbia, 1917.

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16268. Gallery 10: Thomas Hunt Morgan at Columbia (2), 1917

Thomas Hunt Morgan in the Fly Room at Columbia (2), 1917.

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Early drawing of a male fruit fly.

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16289. Gallery 11: Calvin Bridges at Columbia, ca 1926

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16262. Concept 10: Chromosomes carry genes.

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1719. Fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster)

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16270. Gallery 10: Thomas Hunt Morgan at Columbia, 1920

Morgan at his desk at Columbia, 1920.

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16290. Gallery 11: Calvin Bridges at Caltech, 1935

Calvin Bridges in Fly Stock Room in Caltech, around 1935. Fly stocks now had their own room as opposed to being stacked on people's desks.

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