Sunday, 20 December 2009

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

I'm an acarus

I'm an acarus... but... I want to be a fly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Balancers: TM3, Sb, Ser


TM3 is a balancer chromosome that stabilizes the third chromosome and carries a mutant Sb (Stubble) and/or a mutant Ser (Serrate) as markers. Sb mutant flies will have shortened (or stubbly) hairs on the back. Ser mutant flies have wings notched at tip. Most balancer chromosomes also carry a recessive allele such as the ebony mutation.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Similarity to humans

About 75% of known human disease genes have a recognizable match in the genetic code of fruit flies and 50% of fly protein sequences have mammalian analogues.

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Friday, 18 September 2009

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Balancers: TM2

TM2 flies display slightly enlarged halteres compared to wild-type.

Thursday, 10 September 2009


Many times I wonder if I'm working with the flies or if the flies are working with me...

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

For sale

New built one bedroom apartment for sale, 1-2 mins fly to the Lab centre, large windows on panoramic views and high ceilings.

Monday, 31 August 2009

Run away!

That's it!
...bye holidays! I will miss them...

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Are you looking at me???


Balancers: TM6B, Tb, Hu

Tubby (Tb): Larvae, pupae and adults are shorter and thicker than wild-type
Humeral (Hu): additional macrochaetas on the humeri

Friday, 28 August 2009

Eyeful fly

It's a model, It's a fly, It's an eye... nooooo, It's eyeful.

Thursday, 27 August 2009

The great escape...

Curly vs wild type

The most exciting tennis match... sports at Lab...