In a number of previous papers we have reported on modifications in the morphogenesis of Drosophila melanogaster Meig. by x-irradiation, neutron bombardment, and under adverse environmental conditions. Additional data concerning the problems involved are found in the papers of workers in the same field, who have used the same or different methods of approach (Patterson, 1929; Geigy, 1931; Henshaw, 1933; Richards and Furrow, 1925; Jones, 1936; Russel, 1940; Hartung, 1942; Lawrence, 1937; Combs and Gravett, 1937; Mavor, 1927; Bardeen, 1910; et al). A comparison of various methods used in the study of these questions show that the differences in the results obtained depend largely on the following factors: genetic constitution of the organisms used in the experiments, nature of the agent used to modify development, stage of development during which the agent was active and environmental conditions during and after the exposure.
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Enzmann, E. V.
"Developmental Abnormalities in Drosophila Melanogaster Induced by Ultraviolet Radiation,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 58(1), 441-448.
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