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Experiments with Drosophila for Biology Courses

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Editor-in-Chief: S. C. Lakhotia and
Co-Editor: H. A. Ranganath

Published by the Indian Academy of Sciences

Experiments with Drosophila for Biology Courses
Experiments with Drosophila for Biology Courses  (Photo: Indian Academy of Sciences)

Experiments with Drosophila for Biology Courses, a fully open-access e-book, edited by two experienced fly researchers and with contributions by many fly researchers in India, meets the need for development of new methods and paradigms for laboratory experiments at under- and post- graduate levels so that the young students and future academics can experience ‘life’.

Besides a primer for handling the fruit fly, the book includes 85 laboratory protocols written in a lab manual mode with step-wise instructions, illustrations, analytical questions, references to published material and with appropriate cross-references to other chapters in the book. The exercises cover, besides genetics and cytogenetics, experiments in developmental biology, cell and molecular biology, cancer biology, anatomy, physiology, immunology, neurobiology, behavioural biology, evolution, systematics, field studies, microbiology, bioinformatics etc. The lab protocols are prepared keeping in view the limited facilities available in most classrooms. A pictorial history of Drosophila research and a partial list of fly researchers in India are also part of the book.

Teachers, researchers and students (under- and post-graduate) will find this green open access online book a valuable asset.

Visit the website of the Indian Academy of Sciences to read the e-book online or to download it for free.