Drosophila melanogaster

  1. small fruit fly used by Thomas Hunt Morgan in studying basic mechanisms of inheritance
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How To Use Drosophila melanogaster In A Sentence

  • The fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster has two sex chromosomes and three autosomes.
  • Pick any eukaryotic species (say, the ciliated protozoan Tetrahymena thermophila) — one cannot be certain that a member of that species shares common ancestry, from a discrete cell, with a member of any other eukaryotic species (say, Drosophila melanogaster). A Disclaimer for Behe?
  • In natural populations of Drosophila melanogaster, an amylase isozyme with the lowest amylase activity is predominant.
  • In the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, the X: A ratio serves as the primary signal for somatic sex determination.
  • Evidence for the hypothesis derives from metabolic theory, direct studies of flux, studies of null and other types of alleles in Drosophila melanogaster and chemostat studies in Escherichia coli. Darwin and neutrality - The Panda's Thumb
  • Male meiosis of Drosophila melanogaster is unusual in some respects.
  • This characteristic pattern of plateaus and jumps is observed using Drosophila melanogaster Topo II demonstrating that this enzyme simultaneously binds to the G- and T-segments and stabilizes plectonemic supercoils.
  • Drosophila melanogaster seminal fluid proteins stimulate sperm storage and egg laying in the mated female but also cause a reduction in her life span.
  • Drosophila melanogaster has been a valuable model system for the analysis of flight kinematics, aerodynamics and mechanics.
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