Everything you always wanted to know about sex⋯in flies

M. N. Arbeitman, A. Kopp, M. L. Siegal, M. Van Doren

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'Everything you always wanted to know about sex' is a workshop organized as part of the annual Drosophila Research Conference of the Genetics Society of America. This workshop provides an intellectual venue for interaction among research groups that study sexual dimorphism from the molecular, evolutionary, genomic, and behavioral perspectives. The speakers summarize the key ideas behind their research for people working in other fields, outline unsolved questions, and offer their opinions about future directions. The 2010 workshop highlighted the power of the Drosophila model for understanding sexual dimorphism at levels ranging from cell biology and gene regulation to population genetics and genome evolution, and demonstrated the importance of cross-disciplinary interactions in the study of sex. In this respect, Drosophila sets a good example for research in other organisms, including humans and their mammalian relatives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)315-320
Number of pages6
JournalSexual Development
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2010


  • Drosophila
  • Gene regulation
  • Genome evolution
  • Reproductive physiology
  • Sex chromosomes
  • Sex determination
  • Sexual dimorphism
  • microRNA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Embryology
  • Developmental Biology


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