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Department of Biology


IU Biology faculty work on many organisms, including model organisms such as Daphnia pulex.

Daphnia pulex (sideways)

Current News

  • Work from Irene Garcia Newton's lab to create the first metatranscriptome of the honey bee gut has shed new light on how organisms work together and apart from one another to carry out the dominant function of the gut microbiome: carbohydrate metabolism. [ IU news release ]
  • Eric Knox sequenced 52 plastid genomes in order to reconstruct the extensive rearrangements in the plant families Campanulaceae, Cyphiaceae, and Lobeliaceae. His work and discoveries are documented in the PNAS article "The dynamic history of plastid genomes in the Campanulaceae sensu lato is unique among angiosperms." [ abstract ]
  • Thom Kaufman extolls the virtues of Drosophila melanogaster in "IU leads the way in study of ‘genetic workhorse’: the humble fruit fly" in the local publication Bloom (June/July 2014). Kaufman identifies the vitality of research using this model system here at IU Bloomington—including the Bloomington Drosophila Stock Center.
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