Drosophila pseudoobscura

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Drosophila pseudoobscura
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Drosophilidae
Genus: Drosophila
Subgenus: Sophophora
Species group: obscura group
Species subgroup: pseudoobscura subgroup
Species: D. pseudoobscura
Binomial name
Drosophila pseudoobscura
Frolova & Astaurov, 1929 [1]

Drosophila pseudoobscura is a species of fruit fly, used extensively in lab studies of speciation.

Drosophila pseudoobscura - Male

In 2005, D. pseudoobscura was the second Drosophila species to have its genome sequenced, after the model organism Drosophila melanogaster.[2]

Allopatric speciation has been induced by reproductive isolation in D. pseudoobscura after only eight generations using different food types, starch and maltose.[3]


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