Explore Drosophila development and embryonic protein distribution.
Eric Wieschaus and Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard explain research of Drosophila's developmental stages, and Ed Lewis presents homeotic mutations.
Fruit fly mutaitons provided keys to understanding the molecular basis of large-scale developmental plans.
Matt Ridley talks about chromosome 12, HOX genes of development.
Dr. Roberts describes RNA splicing.
Professor David Anderson explains that the mushroom body is a structure in the insect brain involved in learning and memory. It has been compared to the cerebral cortex in humans.
Drosophila embryo showing the expression of hairy (yellow), a pair rule gene.
Like all brains, insect brains have different structures that accomplish specific tasks. Dr. Josh Dubnau introduces a technique for examining gene expression in the brains of fruit flies.
The limbic system is a group of brain structures including the amygdala, hippocampus, and hypothalamus that are involved in processing and regulating emotions, memory, and sexual arousal.
DNAFTB Animation 7: Walther Flemming explains the phases of mitosis.