FWD: Drosophila plague

Chris Jones 6kuritaro at earthlink.net
Tue Aug 27 08:49:53 EST 2002

In article <3D780A36 at webmail.ucis.dal.ca>, voulyano at dal.ca (voulyano) 

> Does anyone have any advice about how to cure flies of the plague
> (the cultures are strong until they pupate at which point the pupae
> turn black). The disease appears to be viral and spreads rapidly in
> our incubators.

Sounds like something that was rampaging through stocks at Cold Spring 
Harbor in the mid-90's; try emailing Jerry Yin there (probably 
yin at cshl.org, but I'm not certain), as I seem to recall one of his 
post-docs came up with a way to mitigate it. Good luck.

Chris Jones

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