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Drosophila Evolutionary Genetics

  1. Mohamed Noor1,
  2. Hiroshi Akashi2

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0001792



How to Cite

Noor, M. and Akashi, H. 2001. Drosophila Evolutionary Genetics. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

  2. 2

    University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001


Research in Drosophila evolutionary genetics is narrowing the gap between phenotypic and genotypic studies because these species are excellent organisms for laboratory use. Drosophila studies have contributed greatly to advances in evolutionary studies at the interface of ecology and genetics.


  • ecology;
  • speciation;
  • chromosomes;
  • transposable elements;
  • natural selection