Drosophila or mouse-Which is better?

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Drosophila or mouse-Which is better?

Post by LAKSH » Fri Dec 21, 2007 7:35 pm

Hi guys, I am in need of a help. Your ideas would be very much helpful in my decision. Which is an easy and a convenient model to work with? Drosophila or mouse? I am working in Drosophila now, I have got an opportunity to work on an exciting research project in mice. But I am little hesitant if working with mice and mouse genetics would be complicated to manage than Drosophila. Also I wonder, if after some years if I would like to come back to Drosophila would it be possible, in a sense to pickup the methods on genetics .Any sort of answer would be helpful.
Thanks so much!

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Post by mith » Fri Dec 21, 2007 11:15 pm

The fruitfly may prove more fruitful in the short term.
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Post by February Beetle » Sat Dec 22, 2007 3:59 am

I think the moust is obviously more complicated then Drosphila, but I think it is usually a good idea to have a broad experience. Try everything you can! I know this is not always the case, though.
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Post by mcar » Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:02 pm

Well, smaller organisms are easily subjected to artificial factors that could modify some of their internal properties faster for an instance.
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