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a family of the order diptera. These flies are generally found around decaying vegetation and fruit. Several species, because of their short life span, giant salivary gland chromosomes, and ease of culturing, have been used extensively in studies of heredity.

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Evolution Tests With Bacteria

... as a fruit fly, a dipteran, an insect, an arthropod, an animal, and so forth. 2. There are about 3,000 described species of fruit flies (family Drosophilidae; Wheeler 1987). "Still fruit flies" covers a wide range. 3. Fruit flies do not remain the same species of fruit flies. Drosophila ...

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