Drosophila mojavensis

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Drosophila mojavensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Drosophilidae
Genus: Drosophila
Subgenus: Drosophila
Species group: Drosophila repleta group
Species subgroup: Drosophila mulleri subgroup
Species complex: Drosophila mojavensis complex
Species: D. mojavensis
Binomial name
Drosophila mojavensis
Patterson et al., 1940

Drosophila mojavensis is a cactophilic species of fruit fly from the southwestern United States and Mexico, and was one of 12 fruitfly genomes sequenced for a large comparative study. [1]

Drosophila mojavensis - Female


  1. ^ Drosophila 12 Genomes Consortium; et al. (2007). "Evolution of genes and genomes on the Drosophila phylogeny". Nature. 450 (7167): 203–218. doi:10.1038/nature06341. PMID 17994087. 

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