Variation, selection and adaptation in fruit flies

Ilmari Karonen [Public domain] via Wikimedia Commons

Various studies have been done to analyze the genomics of adaptation in response to selective pressures, mostly using asexual organisms with relatively small genomes, such as bacteria. Now, a new study has looked at this process in a sexually reproducing organism—the tiny fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster).

Lab Anim. (NY) 39, 330 (2010).
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