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Biology of Drosophila

Subject Area(s):  Developmental BiologyDrosophila melanogaster

Edited by M. Demerec

© 2008 • 632 pp., illus., indexes
Paperback • $42.00 33.60
ISBN  978-087969828-7
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Biology of Drosophila was first published by John Wiley and Sons in 1950. Until its appearance, no central, synthesized source of biological data on Drosophila melanogaster was available, despite the fly's importance to science for three decades. Ten years in the making, it was an immediate success and remained in print for two decades. However, original copies are now very hard to find. This facsimile edition makes available to the fly community once again its most enduring work of reference.


Chapter 1: Normal Spermatogenesis in Drosophila
K.W. Cooper
Chapter 2: The Early Embryology of Drosophila melanogaster
B.P. Sonnenblick
Chapter 3: Histogenesis, Organogenesis, and Differentiation in the Embryo of Drosophila melanogaster Meigen
D.F. Poulson
Chapter 4: The Postembryonic Development of Drosophila
D. Bodenstein
Chapter 5: External Morphology of the Adult
G.F. Ferris
Chapter 6: The Internal Anatomy and Histology of the Imago of Drosophila melanogaster
A. Miller
Chapter 7: Collection and Laboratory Culture
W.P. Spencer


review:  “…an essential work of reference for any serious fly lab.”
      —Michael Ashburner, 1988

review:  “…the invaluable handbook and guide for generations of Drosophila workers.”
      —Michael Bate and Alfonso Martinez Arias, 1993

review:  “…an indispensable source…”
      —Peter Lawrence, 1994