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The Resource Fly : the unsung hero of twentieth-century science, Martin Brookes

Fly : the unsung hero of twentieth-century science, Martin Brookes

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Fly : the unsung hero of twentieth-century science
Title
Fly
Title remainder
the unsung hero of twentieth-century science
Statement of responsibility
Martin Brookes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The fruit fly has played a major role in genetics, radiation, behavior and other areas of biology
  • "There's a buzz in the air, the sound of a billion wings vibrating to the tune of scientific success. In biology labs across the world, fruit flies are turning up answers to some of the basic questions of life. It's business as usual for the fly, which for generations has been defining biology's major landmarks. From genetics to development, behavior to aging, and evolution to the origin of species, the fruit fly has been a key player in some of the twentieth century's greatest biological discoveries." "Techniques to pinpoint genes that play a role in human disease depend on genetic mapmaking principles first established with the fly. It was experiments on fruit flies that opened our eyes to the dangers of radiation to human health. In fact, everything from gene therapy to cloning to the Human Genome Project is built on the foundation of fruit fly research. Despite its many achievements, the fruit fly remains an unsung hero in the history of science. At last, here is a book that gives the fly its long overdue credit."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brookes, Martin
Dewey number
576.5/09
Index
index present
LC call number
QH428
LC item number
.B766 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Genetics
  • Drosophila melanogaster
  • Genetics
  • Drosophila melanogaster
  • Research
Label
Fly : the unsung hero of twentieth-century science, Martin Brookes
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Published in Great Britain as: Fly : an experimental life by Weidenfeld & Nicolson"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [204]-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • The sinister side of sex
  • 6.
  • Helping the aged
  • 7.
  • Hot spot on Hawaii
  • 8.
  • Time's fly
  • 1.
  • The legacy of a lifetime
  • 2.
  • Unscrambling the egg
  • 3.
  • One-way ticket
  • 4.
  • The school of hard knocks
Control code
46565106
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
215 pages
Isbn
9780066212517
Lccn
2001023845
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Fly : the unsung hero of twentieth-century science, Martin Brookes
Publication
Note
"Published in Great Britain as: Fly : an experimental life by Weidenfeld & Nicolson"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [204]-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • The sinister side of sex
  • 6.
  • Helping the aged
  • 7.
  • Hot spot on Hawaii
  • 8.
  • Time's fly
  • 1.
  • The legacy of a lifetime
  • 2.
  • Unscrambling the egg
  • 3.
  • One-way ticket
  • 4.
  • The school of hard knocks
Control code
46565106
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
215 pages
Isbn
9780066212517
Lccn
2001023845
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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