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Drosophila Fruit Fly Necklace

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Fruit flies may be an annoyance in the kitchen, but biologists see them for the glorious goldmine of scientific knowledge that they are! 

Drosophila melanogaster is a fly species widely used in genetics, physiology, microbial pathogenesis, and life history evolution. Humans and fruit flies are estimated to share about 60% of their genes, and about 75% of known human disease genes have a recognizable match in the genome of fruit flies. Research on Drosophila has been used to investigate diabetes, Parkinson's, Huntington's, Alzheimer's, cancer, and so much more. We owe a great deal of genetic progress to this tiny creature.

This necklace highlights the most recognizable aspects of Drosophila, making it a unique piece of science-inspired jewelry. From the beautiful wing pattern to the distinctive stripes, this pendant is delightfully accurate. The Drosophila pendant is made from plated steel (lead-free and nickel-free). It measures 3cm wide and about 2.5cm tall. The pendant comes on an 18 inch stainless steel or gold plated chain. 

Perfect for: 

  • Geneticists
  • Evolutionary biologists
  • Ecologists
  • Medical researchers
  • ...anyone in the wide range of fields working with fruit flies