Drosophila virilis

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Drosophila virilis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Drosophilidae
Genus: Drosophila
Subgenus: Drosophila
species group: virilis group
Species: D. virilis
Binomial name
Drosophila virilis
Sturtevant, 1916

Drosophila virilis is a species of fruit fly with a worldwide distribution (probably due to human movements [1]), and was one of 12 fruit fly genomes sequenced for a large comparative study. [2]

Drosophila virilis - Male


  1. ^ Mirol, PM; Routtu, J; Hoikkala, A; Butlin, RK (2008). "Signals of demographic expansion in Drosophila virilis". BMC Evol. Biol. 8: 59. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-8-59. PMC 2276204Freely accessible. PMID 18298823. 
  2. ^ 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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