Fly: The Unsung Hero of 20th-Century Science

Fly: The Unsung Hero of 20th-Century Science

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For generations, the fruit fly has been defining biology's major landmarks. From genetics to development, behavior to aging, and evolution to the origin of the species, it has been a key and, outside the academic circles, an unaccredited player in some of the twentieth century's greatest biological discoveries. In fact, everything from gene therapy to cloning and the Human Genome Project is built on the foundation of fruit fly research. This witty, irreverent biography of the fruit fly provides a broad introduction to biology as well as a glimpse into how one short life has informed scientific views on such things as fundamentals of heredity, battle of the sexes, and memory.

ISBN: 9780060936792

Published Date: January 1, 2002

Publisher: Ecco

Language: English

Page Count: 215

Size: 7.98" l x 5.36" w x 0.56" h