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Contest Entry: Jack Yang

November 28, 2013
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We're sharing the contest entries from our Show Us Your Research grad student photo competition.

These photos are from Jack Yang, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, taken in his research lab at SFU. He writes:

Photo 1: The Stubble Variegated Fly

Drosophila Melanogaster (fruit flies) are particularly useful for genetics studies because of their short generation time. It is also relatively easy to acquire mutant strains for particular genes for gene characterization studies. Balancers like the “Stubble Balancer” are commonly used to minimize undesirable recombination, and to maintain mutant strains, or transgenics. This photo shows the Stubble mutant phenotype as displayed by the short hairs or bristles.

Photo 2: The Mysterious Drosophila  

Drosophila Melanogaster is the model organism of the research conducted in my research lab at Simon Fraser University. They are commonly known as the fruit flies. They are particularly useful for genetics studies because of their short generation time. It is also relatively easy to acquire mutant strains for particular genes for gene characterization studies.

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