Lena Webb's Reviews > Lords of the Fly: Drosophila Genetics and the Experimental Life

Lords of the Fly by Robert E. Kohler
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Aug 25, 2007

it was amazing

Scientists began using Drosophila melanogaster as a model organism around 1910, long before the advent of modern molecular biology techniques. My big question was "HOW on Earth were they able?" and this book does a good job of answering that question, while also addressing the personalities of the men [and maybe like, two women] involved in the endeavor.

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