Explore Drosophila development and embryonic protein distribution.
Fruit fly mutaitons provided keys to understanding the molecular basis of large-scale developmental plans.
Eric Wieschaus and Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard explain research of Drosophila's developmental stages, and Ed Lewis presents homeotic mutations.
Organisms can regulate gene expression.
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 fruit fly is easy to maintain, has large numbers of offspring, and grows quickly. The fruit fly shares with humans a number of so-called “master,” or homeotic, genes.
Ed Lewis characterized one of the first homeotic mutations.
Professor David Porteous explains that DISC1 is expressed prominently in the hippocampus. More specifically, it is expressed in the mitochondria of hippocampal cells.
Cells differentiate because specific enzymes turn genes on and off in various cell types.
François Jacob talks about Genes control the structure of proteins