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|Title: ||Drosophila ananassae: A good model species for genetical, behavioural and evolutionary studies|
|Authors: ||Singh, Bashisth N|
|Keywords: ||Drosophila ananassae;Model species|
|Issue Date: ||Apr-2010|
ananassae, a cosmopolitan and domestic species, was
first described by Doleschall in 1858 from Indonesia. During 1930s, cytological
and genetical investigations in D. ananassae were initiated in Japan and USA which showed that it is a
genetically unique species. Since then a large number of studies have been
carried out by researchers in Japan,
USA, India, France
in this genetically unique species. Present review briefly summarizes the work
done on genetical, behavioural and evolutionary aspects in D. ananassae
which demonstrates that it is a good model species for such studies. Further,
it is also discussed how the work on D.
ananassae has enriched our
understanding of basic phenomena like evolution and behaviour compared to
similar studies on other model Drosophilds
like D. melanogaster, D. pseudoobscura or D.subobsura.
|ISSN: ||0975-1009 (Online); 0019-5189 (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||IJEB Vol.48(04) [April 2010]|
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