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Drosophila

/Dro·soph·i·la/ (dro-sof´il-ah) a genus of fruit flies. D. melanogas´ter is a small species used extensively in experimental genetics.

drosophila

(drə-sŏf′ə-lə)
n.
Any of various small fruit flies of the genus Drosophila, especially D. melanogaster, used extensively in genetic research.

Drosophila

[drōsof′ilə]
Etymology: Gk, drosos, dew, philein, to love
a genus of fly, which includes Drosophila melanogaster, the Mediterranean fruit fly. It is useful in genetic experiments because of the large chromosomes found in its salivary glands and its sensitivity to environmental effects, such as exposure to radiation.

drosophila

A small fly of the genus Drosophila , especially the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster which has been used for many years in genetic research mainly because of its four conspicuous chromosomes and relatively few and obvious characteristics.

Drosophila

or

fruit fly

any small dipterous fly (see DIPTERAN of the genus Drosophila, which has been used extensively in genetical investigations. D. melanogaster is probably the best-understood animal in terms of inheritance studies.
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