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- DescriptionIn 1906 Castle, Carpenter, Clarke, Mast, and Barrows published a paper entitled The effects of inbreeding, cross-breeding, and selection upon the fertility and variability of Drosophila. This article, 55 pages long and published in the Proceedings of the Amer ican Academy, described experiments performed with Drosophila ampe lophila Lov, a small dipterous insect kwn under various popular names such as the little fruit fly, pomace fly, vinegar fly, wine fly, and pickled fruit fly. This study, which was begun in 1901 and published in 1906, was the first published experimental study using Drosophila, subsequently kwn as Drosophila melagaster Meigen. Of course, Drosophila was kwn before the experiments of Cas tles's group. The small flies swarming around grapes and wine pots have surely been kwn as long as wine has been produced. The hor of what was the first kwn misclassification of the fruit flies goes to Fabricius who named them Musca funebris in 1787. It was the Swedish dipterist, C.F. Fallen, who in 1823 changed the name of funebris to Drosophila funebris which was heralding the beginning of the genus Drosophila. Present-day Drosophila research was started just 80 years ago and first published only 75 years ago. Even though the history of Drosophila research is short, the impact and volume of study on Drosophila has been tremendous during the last decades.
- Date of Publication30/01/2012
- FormatPaperback / softback
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations, bibliography
- Weight762 g
- Width170 mm
- Height244 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Edited bySeppo Lakovaara
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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