The Fly Show
Lewis Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics
A mutant fruit fly Drosophila Melanogaster, shot under the light of a Zeiss Stemi 2000 microscope. During the last three decades, the fruit fly has been a central model for the study of development. A great number of genetic modifications help the scientist in his discoveries, mainly by linking the mutation of a gene of interest with easy-to-recognize phenotypic attribute. Here, as a main actor of the actual science, a mutant with curly wings and white eyes shows up...