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2 thoughts on “A day in the life of a Drosophila lab”

  1. Thank you for the post Nana- bringing back memories from my PhD as a fly pusher, especially the happy times chatting in the fly room during virgin collection time! And of course the very confused looks from people around us when we mentioned virgin collection!

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  2. Nice post! I’d only have one small correction. You write:
    “All animals need a functional brain to interpret sensory information and to produce behavioural responses.”
    That’s not what brains do – at least not most of the time. Even flies generate actions even in the absence of sensory stimulation:
    http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0000443
    The stimulus-response concept of general brain function is becoming outdated and is being replaced by more modern accounts within the last decade or so.

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