A Basic Training Package for Drosophila Genetics
- A training manual that introduces key topics including some history of fly research, fly handling, mating schemes, balancer chromosomes and markers, and transgenic technologies.
- A practical training session on identifying gender and markers that involves handling real flies under a dissecting microscope.
- A self-study PowerPoint presentation that guides trainees step-by-step through a Drosophila mating scheme.
- An opportunity for trainees to design mating schemes reflecting routine tasks in a fly laboratory.
The Training Package was described in a paper in G3 journal (Roote J, Prokop A. G3 (Bethesda). 2013 Feb;3(2):353-8). Links to the paper and supplementary material are below: