Drosophila Melanogaster Genome


Drosophila Melanogaster, the common fruit fly, is a model organism which has been extensively used in entymological research. It is one of the most studied organisms in biological research, particularly in genetics and developmental biology.

When its not being used for scientific research, D. melanogaster is a common pest in homes, restaurants, and anywhere else that serves food. They are not to be confused with Tephritidae flys (also known as fruit flys).


This genome was first sequenced in 2000. It contains four pairs of chromosomes (2,3,4 and X/Y). More than 60% of the genome appears to be functional non-protein-coding DNA.

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Citation Author(s):
Myles O'Neill
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Alex Outman
Last updated:
Tue, 06/14/2016 - 10:23
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[1] Myles O'Neill, "Drosophila Melanogaster Genome", IEEE Dataport, 2016. [Online]. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.5072/FK2GT5M94X. Accessed: Nov. 22, 2017.
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Myles O'Neill. (2016). Drosophila Melanogaster Genome. IEEE Dataport. http://dx.doi.org/10.5072/FK2GT5M94X
Myles O'Neill, 2016. Drosophila Melanogaster Genome. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.5072/FK2GT5M94X.
Myles O'Neill. (2016). "Drosophila Melanogaster Genome." Web.
1. Myles O'Neill. Drosophila Melanogaster Genome [Internet]. IEEE Dataport; 2016. Available from : http://dx.doi.org/10.5072/FK2GT5M94X
Myles O'Neill. "Drosophila Melanogaster Genome." doi: 10.5072/FK2GT5M94X