FB2016_03, released May 24, 2016
 
 

A Database of Drosophila Genes & Genomes

Phylogeny: melanogaster group

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Most of the relationships, facts, and figures on this page where obtained from:

Lemeunier, F., J.R. David, L. Tsacas, and M. Ashburner. "The melanogaster species group." The Genetics and Biology of Drosophila. Ed. M. Ashburner, H.L. Carson, and J.N. Thompson, Jr. New York: New York Academic Press, 1986. 147-256.

A good paper to read on the melanogaster group:

Bock (1980). "Current status of the Drosophila melanogaster species group (Diptera)". Syst. Entomol. 5:341-356.

Some common characteristics of the melanogaster species group:

The melanogaster species group originated in south-east Asia.

D.elegans male genetalia

D.elegans male genetalia

D. elegans male sex combs

D. elegans male sex combs

D. ficusphila male genetalia

D. ficusphila male genetalia

D. ficusphila male sex combs

D. ficusphila male sex combs

D. apectinata, D. brunettii, D. illiata, D. opisthomelaina, and D. prashadi distribution map

D. apectinata, D. brunettii, D. illiata, D. opisthomelaina, and D. prashadi distribution map

D. flavorhirta (circled) distribution map

D. flavorhirta (circled) distribution map

D. ficusphila and D. denticulata distribution map

D. ficusphila and D. denticulata distribution map

D. eugracilis and D. elegans distribution map

D. eugracilis and D. elegans distribution map

Last updated: 4/17/00

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