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Welcome to Virtual FlyLab

Virtual FlyLab allows you play the role of a research geneticist. It is an educational application for learning the principles of genetic inheritance. You design matings between female and male fruit flies carrying one or more genetic mutations. After selecting the mutations for the two parent flies and clicking the "Mate" button, you will be returned a document containing the images of the parent and offspring flies. Virtual FlyLab will apply the correct rules of genetic inheritance to these mutations to obtain the offspring. It is your job to determine these rules based on the "experimental" results.

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Welcome to Virtual Flylab
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Using Virtual FlyLab for Genetics Instruction
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NSF logo  This work was supported in part by grants from the U.S. National Science Foundation. All opinions expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NSF. 
Copyright 1997, Electronic Desktop Project
Robert A Desharnais, Department of Biology and Microbiology
Gary Novak, Department of Geology
California State University, Los Angeles, CA, 90032-8201
Email: [email protected]
Email: [email protected]