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The Atlas of Drosophila Morphology: Wild-type and Classical Mutants is the guide every Drosophila researcher wished they had when first learning genetic markers, and the tool they wish they had now as a handy reference in their lab research. Previously, scientists had only poor-quality images or sketches to work with, and then scattered resources online - but no single visual resource quickly at their fingertips when explaining markers to new members of the lab, or selecting flies to do their genetic crosses. This alphabetized guide to Drosophila genetic markers is spiral-bound to lay flat in the lab for easy referencing. It contains high-resolution images of flies and the appropriate marker on the left side of each page and helpful information for the marker on the facing page, such as symbol, gene name, synonyms, chromosome location, brief informative description of the morphology, and comments on marker reliability. Opening chapter provides a well-illustrated introduction to Drosophila morphology. It provides high-resolution illustrations, including those of the most common markers used by Drosophila researchers. It provides brief, practical descriptions and tips for deciphering the phenotype. Material relevant for beginners and the most experienced fly pushers.

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"The Atlas of Drosophila Morphology provides a valuable, as well as beautiful, reference source for all those who need to recognize fly mutant phenotypes or who need to decipher the impenetrable jargon of fly anatomical names. A much needed update to the classic works of Demerec and Lindsley & Grell . A must for any fly lab." - Ralph J. Greenspan, Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind, UCSD "Chyb and Gompel have produced a must-have book for every Drosophilist. The Atlas of Drosophila Morphology presents crisp, high-definition color images of all the classic morphological mutants a fly pusher needs to recognize, displayed side-by-side with a wild type fly." - Leslie B. Vosshall, HHMI-The Rockefeller University "Drosophila is an exceptionally favorable model to investigate a plethora of biological problems. This book appears remarkably valuable not only for professional drosophilists but is particularly well suited for biologists with a modest background in fly genetics, who wish to use Drosophila as a model organism for their specific interests. The beautiful pictures featured in this book, often showing side-by-side mutant flies and wild-type counterparts, will enable easy identifications of the genetic phenotype, and add to the value of this volume." - Professor Jules Hoffmann, University of Strasbourg, France --Professor Jules Hoffmann, University of Strasbourg, France

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Sylwester Chyb is a Visiting Scholar at Trinity College, University of Cambridge. He is interested in the molecular mechanisms underlying insect sensory systems. Nicolas Gompel is an investigator at the Institute de Biologie du D veloppement de Marseille (France). His research focuses on the evolution of morphology and behavior in fruit flies.

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