B.R. Guru Prasad and S.N. Hegde
The fruit fly Drosophila has been an extensively important system for investigating various aspects in life science including medicinal sciences. This fly Drosophila is richly contributed to our understanding the aging pattern, neurodegenerative diseases and its use as a model organism in future, especially in the field of medicine. The utility of the Drosophila resides in two resources: its small genome which resembles more or less human genome for various diseases, and its powerful genetic tools as a model system. Here we provide a review of the genetics of diseases and medicinal system, where Drosophila can be used in the research field.
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