A small fly that feeds on fruit in both its adult and larval stages.
- Families Drosophilidae and Tephritidae: many genera. See also drosophila.
- To elucidate the cellular functions of NSF, we have chosen to use a genetic approach in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster.
- The first mutations of a single gene affecting the daily locomotion rhythm were found in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster.
- Hox genes were discovered through the study of the fruit fly.
For editors and proofreaders
Syllabification: fruit fly
Definition of fruit fly in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.