Fly Cycle2 is a DVD adaptation of the film, Fly Cycle: The Lives of a Fly, Drosophila melanogaster (Mary S. Tyler, Jamie W. Schnetzer and David Tartaglia, Sinauer Associates, 1996). The DVD is formatted for Macintosh and Windows systems. It includes forty minutes of QuickTime movies, depicting details on the biology and life cycle of Drosophila--adult courting and mating, embryonic development, larval growth, imaginal discs and salivary glands, metamorphosis, and a gallery of mutants used in research.
Fly Cycle2 is designed to be used at a number of educational levels. At high school and introductory undergraduate levels, it can acquaint students with the fruit fly life cycle and a number of the mutants used in introductory courses. For more advanced undergraduates in developmental biology and genetics courses, and for graduate students beginning their research on Drosophila, the DVD introduces the many specifics they will need to know, and techniques for examining the organism in detail.
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The DVD version features improved video and audio quality, and a new scene selection feature. Additional material is available from the Fly Cycle web page, including: a 40-page booklet that includes extensive information on each video segment, a complete set of instructions for laboratory study, and online puzzles and questions.
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