Mystery embryos in a jelly sack

At a fountain inside the UNCC campus in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) – I found a floating jelly in the water. It was a big surprise to see for a simple reason – I have never seen an egg sack that feels like jelly that does not belong to a marine invertebrate. But here I was…

Embryonic stages of frog

The frog has been historically been used as an amphibian animal model of development due to the ease of observation from the fertilized egg through to tadpole stage. The later metamorphosis of the tadpole to frog has also been studied for hormonal controls and limb development. There have also been many different species used in these developmental…

Finding fruit flies in fermenting fruits

I had the great privilege to attend the Pan-American EvoDevo conference last week and learn from world experts on some of the most interesting life forms on the planet!  This list of interesting life forms definitely includes the common fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, a common guest in kitchens and compost piles around the world. While…