Scientists study how our genes control many of our characteristics. They constantly develop newer tools to do that and solve many mysteries of the development, physiology, and behavior of many life forms. But one of the favorite organisms that scientists do these studies on are the humble fruitflies – Drosophila melanogaster. Check out how these fruitflies and genetics have helped advance our understanding of the world around us.
Credits for images and videos:
Video by: Bharath Atthe
Script: Aishwarya Arun K, Dr. Somdatta Karak
Facilities Used: Sonal Nagarkar Jaiswal’s Lab, Advanced Microscopy Facility, CCMB.