Category Archives: Cell & Dev. Biology

Communication between neurons and glia in Drosophila

The glia cells of Drosophila are easily studied at all developmental levels as they contain many markers that allow for the manipulation of the cell subtypes. Drosophila gliaa are very similar to the mammalian equivalents in developmental, morphological, functional and … Continue reading

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Drosophila. . . . Drosophila

Poor little fruit fly Lives a mere fourteen days unless I choose thee to kill (A Haiku by me on Drosophila¬†melanogaster) So here we are, blogging again even those I hoped to never have to actually us this page for … Continue reading

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Model Organisms

What is a model organism? These are organisms on whom much data is already collected and thus their biological processes can be easily described. They are also simple in structure and features. Used in¬†research¬†because: 1. They are readily available 2. … Continue reading

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