Drosophila Development: Pattern Formation of the Body Plan


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At what stage do maternal-effect gene products first appear in fruit fly development?

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1. Which of the following does NOT control the development of the anterior-posterior axis in fruit flies?

2. Which group of genes controls the development of segments into appendages?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Using their knowledge of drosophila development, students answer gene-related questions in this quiz/worksheet combo. You will be quizzed on terms like anterior-posterior axis and homeotic genes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to review:

  • Fruit fly development
  • Anterior-posterior axis
  • Genes and pattern formation

Skills Practiced

Use this quiz and corresponding worksheet to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related genetic lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about drosophila development
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding fruit fly development

Additional Learning

To learn more about drosophila development, review the corresponding lesson called Drosophila Development: Pattern Formation of the Body Plan. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the fruit fly's development
  • Define pattern formation
  • Identify genes that control pattern formation