Any of numerous tiny fruit flies for the genus Drosophila, specially D. melanogaster, used extensively in hereditary analysis.
Any fruit fly regarding the genus Drosophila
A genus of flies, of this household Muscidæ, one species of which, Drosophila flava (the yellowish turnip-leaf miner), is extremely destructive to turnips, the maggots consuming in to the pulp and creating whitish blisters in the upper part. D. cellaris attacks potatoes.
tiny fresh fruit fly used by Thomas Hunt Morgan in studying standard components of inheritance
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