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November 15, 2009 (Vol. 29, No. 20)

The Interactive Fly

  • Large amount of information, accessible to beginning and experienced developmental biologists
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If your only interactions with flies have entailed a flyswatter or rolled-up newspaper, then perhaps you should expand your horizons and partake in some nonviolent relations with this six-legged creature. The Interactive Fly, accessible through the Society for Developmental Biology, is an amazing resource for developmental biologists as well as people looking for an introduction to the field. There is basic introductory material located under the “If you are new to developmental biology” link, and there is also very complex, detailed gene information within the Gene Index. You’ll be bug-eyed as you explore the vast amount of material contained within the pages of this site, including images of gene-expression patterns, information about tissue and organ development, and study aids. So make friends with Drosophila and spend some quality time together on this website.

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