News tagged with drosophila

Related topics:

Jarid2 may break the Polycomb silence

Historically, fly and human Polycomb proteins were considered textbook exemplars of transcriptional repressors, or proteins that silence the process by which DNA gives rise to new proteins. Now, work by a team of researchers ...

dateApr 30, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
shares0 comments 0

And in the beginning was histone 1

A zygote is the first cell of a new individual that comes about as the result of the fusion of an ovule with a spermatozoid. The DNA of the zygote holds all the information required to generate an adult organism. However, ...

dateSep 30, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
shares0 comments 0

Fruit flies watch the sky to stay on course

Insects, equipped with complex compound eyes, can maintain a constant heading in their travels, some of them for thousands of miles. New research demonstrates that fruit flies keep their bearings by using the polarization ...

dateJan 17, 2012 in Plants & Animals
shares0 comments 1

At the heart of the circadian clock

( —Cellular processes in most organisms are regulated by an internal clock, and proteins called cryptochromes are at the core of its central oscillator. The three dimensional structures of cryptochromes from mouse ...

dateJun 11, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
shares0 comments 0

The long and short of sperm tails

A team of biologists in Japan has uncovered an unexpected role for mitochondria1, the power houses of cells, in the development of sperm in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster.

dateAug 05, 2011 in Plants & Animals
shares0 comments 0