Identification of Drosophila melanogaster

Identification of Drosophila melanogaster

We had done identification Of Native flies From our single line culture SL-K
Following are the characteristics which we observed

  1. 2 breaks on coastal vein
  2. Incomplete subcoastal vein
    Bristles on the head -
  3. Presence of ocelli triangle and a pair of bristles called convergent post ocelli bristles
  4. 3 pairs of bristles : 1 pair in the forward direction and 2 pairs in the backward direction
  5. Presence of arista - branch of antennae

And We Found Same Characteristics In Our Native Culture So we conclude that It belongs to Drosophilidae Family

Reference - Quick Identification Guidelines 2013 - Oregon State university.


Soon we will Post The picture… Since we are not able to post it now…

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Are these characteristics for identifying whether the fly is from Drosophilidae family or to identify a particular species ,D.melanogaster ? Please be specific while saying because above you compared native ones with CsBz ,

it means if native ones are similar to CsBz they are D.melanlgaster, ryt? And not just belonging to Drosophilidae family.


Yes this characteristics are of family Drosophilidae
As we Already know that CsBz belong to Drosophilidae family ,we compared our native flies with Csbz…

We have not yet identified D. melanogaster

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You got some links and documents to identify different species of Drosophila…can u please post them here… @Isha_23 @hellboy (Vedant) @AditiKale

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