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Ноб пр 1995
Кристиана Нюсляйн-Фольхард и Эрик Вишаус классифицировали 15 генов, определяющих строение тела и образование сегментов у Drosophila melanogaster. Исследователи получили Нобелевскую премию по медицине в 1995 году.
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The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1995


The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1995

The Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, has awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 1995 to Edward B. LewisChristiane Nüsslein-Volhard and Eric Wieschaus for their discoveries concerning "the genetic control of early embryonic development".



From Egg to Adult Fly

The development of a             Drosophila


The adult fly consists of head, 3 thoracic segments, 8 or 9 abdominal segments and tail. The individual segments develop differently during embryogenesis - but how is this done? Which genes control these events? How many are they? Do they cooperate or are they working independently of each other?




How Early Embryos are Formed

Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard and Eric F.Wieschausidentified and classified 15 genes of key importance in determining the body plan and the formation of body segments of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster.More about Nüsslein-Volhard's and Wieschaus discoveries
More about Lewis' discoveries
Edward B.Lewis studied the next step - homeotic genes that govern the development of a larval segment into a specific body segment. Homeotic means that something has been changed into the likeness of something else. Lewis found a co-linearity in time and space between the order of the genes in the bithorax complex and their effect regions in the segments.

Introduction » Nüsslein-Volhard's and Wieschaus' Discoveries » Hunting for the Genes Behind Pattern Formation in Drosophila's Early Embryonic Development » Lewis' Discoveries » Homeotic Genes Determine Specialization of Segments » Homeotic Gene Complexes are Similar in Flies and Mammals » Consequences of the Discoveries » Aniridia » Congenital Malformations » From Egg to Adult Fly »
These pages are based on material from the 1995 Physiology or Medicine Nobel Poster.
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