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Drosophila melanogaster

View Resource Fruit Fly Courtship

This video clip illustrates how male courtship dances in two fruit fly species show that the wing spots play a prominent role.
View Resource Interactive Fly

This site is award-winning and comprehensive. It thoroughly discusses genes, tissues, biochemical paths, and developmental processes in the fruit fly, Drosophila. Its gene index identifies genes with their functions, maternal and zygotically transcribed genes, genes important to behavior and genes in conserved pathways. Its tissue and organ development section shows stages and an atlas, as well...
View Resource The Transgenic Fly Virtual Lab

Description from the website: The lab will familiarize you with the science and techniques used to make transgenic flies. Transgenic organisms, which contain DNA that is inserted experimentally, are used to study many biological processes. In this lab, you will create a transgenic fly to study circadian rhythms. This virtual lab has quizzes for Instructors to assess students'...