An Ointment for the Fly

  title={An Ointment for the Fly},
  author={J. Craig Venter},
  pages={1892 - 1892}
Won for All. How the Drosophila Genome Was Sequenced. By Michael Ashburner. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, 2006. 123 pp. $19.95, £11. ISBN 0-87969-802-0. The author offers a short, lively account (almost resembling diary extracts) of the collaborative effort that sequenced the Drosophila genome. 


The genome sequence of Drosophila melanogaster.
The nucleotide sequence of nearly all of the approximately 120-megabase euchromatic portion of the Drosophila genome is determined using a whole-genome shotgun sequencing strategy supported by extensive clone-based sequence and a high-quality bacterial artificial chromosome physical map. Expand