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Drosophila willistoni

Drosophila willistoni is a species of fruit fly. It was originally described by Alfred Sturtevant in 1916. It ranges from Florida, Mexico and Caribbean islands southwards to Argentina and is the most common Drosophilid fruit fly in the Amazon rainforest.[2]

Drosophila willistoni
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A D. willistoni female
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willistoni
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D. willistoni
Binomial name
Drosophila willistoni
(Sturtevant, 1916) [1]
Synonyms

Sophophora willistoni

Illustration of a D. willistoni male

This fruitfly is widely used for scientific research, including genetic research.[3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Drosophila willistoni". Integrated Taxonomic Information System.
  2. ^ Regner, L. P.; Pereira, M. S. O.; Alonso, C. E. V.; Abdelhay, E.; Valente, V. L. S. (1996). "Genomic distribution of P elements in Drosophila willistoni and a search for their relationship with chromosomal inversions" (PDF). Journal of Heredity. Oxford University Press. 87 (3): 191–198. doi:10.1093/oxfordjournals.jhered.a022984. Retrieved 4 February 2012.
  3. ^ A. Brito da Cunha; Th. Dobzhansky; O. Pavlovsky; B. Spassky (September 1959). "Genetics of Natural Populations. XXVIII. Supplementary Data on the Chromosomal Polymorphism in Drosophila willistoni in its Relation to the Environment". Evolution. Society for the Study of Evolution. 13 (3): 389–404. doi:10.2307/2406115. JSTOR 2406115.
  4. ^ Therese A. Markow; Patrick M. O'Grady (2005). Drosophila: A guide to species identification and use. London: Elsevier. ISBN 978-0-12-473052-6.

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