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Drosophila conference: To be held in India for first time

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  • January 6, 2020
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Drosophila conference: To be held in India for first time

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  • Drosophila is a genus of two-winged flies commonly known as fruit flies.
  • Pune is set to host the fifth edition of the Asia-Pacific Drosophila Research Conference which is being organised in the country for the first time by the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER).
  • Its genome is entirely sequenced and there is enormous information available about its biochemistry, physiology and behaviour,
  • Drosophila is one of the most widely-used and preferred model organisms in biological research across the world for the last 100 years. 
  • Approximately 60% of a group of readily identified genes that are mutated, amplified, or deleted in a diverse set of human diseases have a counterpart in Drosophila.

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