Drosophila melanogaster

Drosophila melanogaster

Melanogaster drosophila

@Drosophila melanogaster

It is also known as fruit fly or vinegar fly. Its scientific name comes from Latin and means "lover of black-bellied dew. Among these characteristics are its ease of maintenance in culture, short life cycle, a reduced number of chromosomes, and presenting polygenic chromosomes. Other valuable features of Drosophila melanogaster for genetic studies it is that, due to the small number and size of their chromosomes, it is easy to study mutations processes in them.

Additionally, more than half of the genes that code for diseases in humans have their equivalent detectable in this fly. It is a dioecious organism,...

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Male Drosophila melanogaster Kingdom: Phylum: Class: Order: Family: Genus: Subgenus: Sophophora Species group: melanogaster group Species subgroup: melanogaster subgroup Species complex: melanogaster complex Species: D. The species is known generally as the common fruit fly or vinegar fly.

The species is a and is widely used for biological research in studies of, microbial pathogenesis and. It is typically used because it is an animal species that is easy to care for, breeds quickly, and lays many eggs.

Flies belonging to the family Tephritidae are also called fruit flies, which can lead to confusion, especially in Australia and South Africa, where...

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