Definition of Drosophila melanogaster
1. Noun. Small fruit fly used by Thomas Hunt Morgan in studying basic mechanisms of inheritance.
Generic synonyms: Fruit Fly, Pomace Fly
Group relationships: Genus Drosophila
Medical Definition of Drosophila melanogaster
1. A species of fruit fly much used in genetics because of the large size of its chromosomes. (12 Dec 1998)
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Drosophila Melanogaster
Literary usage of Drosophila melanogaster
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1918)
"In the cultures of drosophila melanogaster which I have been breeding at Indiana University, two new eye colors have lately appeared. One of these, rose, ..."
2. Biographical Memoirs by National Academy of Sciences Staff, National Academy Of Sciences (1980)
""Free" centromeres in drosophila melanogaster. Genetics, 23:173 (A). 1939 With AB Griffen. The demonstration of a new chromosome arm in Drosophila ..."
3. Botanical Abstracts by Board of Control of Botanical Abstracts (1920)
"... AH Contributions to the genetics of drosophila melanogaster. III. Inherited linkage variations in the second chromosome. Carnegie Inst. Washington Publ. ..."
4. Year Book by Carnegie Institution of Washington (1921)
"The genetical analyses thus obtained are being compared with one another and with that of the well-known drosophila melanogaster ..."
5. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1921)
"Safir, SR—Genetic and cytological examination of the phenomena of primary non-disjunction in drosophila melanogaster. (Genetics, v, 459-87. ..."
6. The Biology of Death: Being a Series of Lectures Delivered at the Lowell by Raymond Pearl (1922)
"Male and female fruit fly (drosophila melanogaster) (From Morgan). 187 47. Life lines for drosophila melanogaster 188 48. Life lines for different inbred ..."