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  • Codon usage bias and effective population sizes on the X chromosome versus the autosomes in Drosophila melanogaster 

    Campos, Jose L.; Zeng, Kai; Parker, Darren J.; Charlesworth, Brian; Haddrill, Penelope R. (2013-04) - Journal article
    Codon usage bias (CUB) in Drosophila is higher for X-linked genes than for autosomal genes. One possible explanation is that the higher effective recombination rate for genes on the X chromosome compared with the autosomes ...
  • Detecting cryptic indirect genetic effects 

    Bailey, Nathan William; Hoskins, Jessica L. (2014-07) - Journal article
    Indirect genetic effects (IGEs) occur when genes expressed in one individual alter the phenotype of an interacting partner. IGEs can dramatically affect the expression and evolution of social traits. However, the interacting ...
  • Immune anticipation of mating in Drosophila : Turandot M promotes immunity against sexually transmitted fungal infections 

    Zhong, Weihao; McClure, Colin D.; Evans, Cara R.; Mlynski, David T.; Immonen, Elina; Ritchie, Michael Gordon; Priest, Nicholas K. (2013-12) - Journal article
    Although it is well known that mating increases the risk of infection, we do not know how females mitigate the fitness costs of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). It has recently been shown that female fruitflies, ...
  • Independent optical excitation of distinct neural populations 

    Klapoetke, Nathan C; Murata, Yasunobu; Kim, Sung Soo; Pulver, Stefan R; Birdsey-Benson, Amanda; Cho, Yong Ku; Morimoto, Tania K; Chuong, Amy S; Carpenter, Eric J; Tian, Zhijian; Wang, Jun; Xie, Yinlong; Yan, Zhixiang; Zhang, Yong; Chow, Brian Y; Surek, Barbara; Melkonian, Michael; Jayaraman, Vivek; Constantine-Paton, Martha; Wong, Gane Ka-Shu; Boyden, Edward S (2014-03) - Journal article
    Optogenetic tools enable examination of how specific cell types contribute to brain circuit functions. A long-standing question is whether it is possible to independently activate two distinct neural populations in mammalian ...
  • Morphogenesis in Drosophila melanogaster : an in vitro analysis 

    Scarborough, Julie (University of St Andrews, 2007-07) - Thesis
    The aim of this thesis was to investigate morphogenesis in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster using three in vitro tissue culture systems. Primary embryonic cultures derived from Drosophila melanogaster were used to ...
  • A test of genetic models for the evolutionary maintenance of same-sex sexual behaviour 

    Hoskins, Jessica; Ritchie, Michael Gordon; Bailey, Nathan William (2015-06) - Journal article
    The evolutionary maintenance of same-sex sexual behaviour (SSB) has received increasing attention because it is perceived to be an evolutionary paradox. The genetic basis of SSB is almost wholly unknown in non-human animals, ...