Reproductive Biology

Different Strokes for Different Fly Folks: Study Links Reproductive Evolution of Hawaiian Flies to Environment

June 12, 2019
In a new study, UC Davis postdoctoral researcher Didem Sarikaya and her colleagues analyzed egg-laying strategies of 65 different Hawaiian Drosophila species and found that egg-laying capacities diverged in response to their unique environments, which directly affected the number of cells involved in each species’ ovarian development.

From Yeast to Zebrafish, New Insight on Birth Defects and Miscarriage

January 17, 2019
In a study appearing in PLOS Genetics, Professor Sean Burgess and her colleagues highlight how mutations in a gene called spo11 can lead to zebrafish males that are infertile and females that produce offspring with developmental problems.

Bruce W. Draper

  • Associate Professor & Chair, Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology Graduate Group
  • Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, College of Biological Sciences
Research Interests: Germline stem cells | Sex determination and maintenance of the adult sexual phenotype | Development of the early somatic gonad
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