New York Stories: Exploring Mutant Organisms - The Fly Room
This is the third in a series of mini-documentaries about past or current work of notable scientists based at New York institutions. The vodcasts are produced by New York high school students with the help of the DNALC.
DNA; gene; genetics; New York; high school; evolution, Drosophila, fly, chromosome, map, inheritance, mutation, Morgan, Bridges, Sturtevant, Columbia, Schemerhorn, model, Brooklyn
- ID: 16993
- Source: DNALC
- Download: MP4 Video
16297. Biography 11: Alfred Henry Sturtevant (1891-1970)
Alfred Sturtevant was a student of Thomas Hunt Morgan. Sturtevant provided proof of genetic linkage.
16298. Biography 11: Calvin Blackman Bridges (1889-1938)
Calvin Bridges was a student of Thomas Hunt Morgan. Bridges advanced the theory of chromosomal non-disjunction, and did a lot of work on chromosomal banding patterns.
16277. Biography 10: Thomas Hunt Morgan (1866-1945)
Thomas Hunt Morgan was one of the first true geneticists.
16588. Animation 27: Mutations are changes in genetic information.
Herman Muller induces fruit fly mutations. Seymour Benzer works with virus mutants ans proved only one nucleotide change can cause mutation.
1719. Fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster)
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.
16609. Biography 27: Hermann Muller (1890-1967)
Hermann Muller received the 1946 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on mutations induced by X-rays.
16898. New York Stories: Martin Chalfie and Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP)
New York high school students interview Nobel Laureate, Dr. Martin Chalfie of Columbia University, then perform the experiment with green fluorescent protein (GFP) that he pioneered.
16263. Chromosomes carry genes.
DNAFTB Animation 10:Thomas Hunt Morgan describes his discoveries using fruit flies.
548. Model Center
Model organisms share with humans many key biochemical and physiological functions that have been conserved (maintained) by evolution.
16268. Gallery 10: Thomas Hunt Morgan at Columbia (2), 1917
Thomas Hunt Morgan in the Fly Room at Columbia (2), 1917.