Tag Archives: Balancer chromosome

How to balance and generate new fly stocks for genetic crosses

By | June 19, 2021

Drosophila melanogaster was introduced as a model organism more than a century ago. However it was the pioneering work of Thomas Hunt Morgan and his graduate students Sturtevant and Bridges have revolutionized the field of Drosophila genetics and laid the foundation for the present day Invertebrate powerhouse for studying development, physiology and behavior. Since more… Read More »

Balancer Chromosomes

By | April 17, 2021

The wide array of genetic tools available for genetic dissection of fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster makes its undoubtedly the most preferred model organism when it comes to in vivo experiments. Balancer chromosomes forms a very important part of this repertoire. Balancer chromosome strains provide key advances for mutagenesis screens, for stock maintenance and for tracking… Read More »

Over Expression in Drosophila – The UAS-GAL4 Binary System

By | April 15, 2021

The reason for Drosophila melanogaster being a very successful model system when compared to other equally beautiful model organisms in the field will be its short life cycle, cheap to maintain in lab, availability of BALANCER CHROMOSOME’S , many offspring’s, feature-rich morphology (various genetic markers) and not to forget wide array of genetic tools. The… Read More »