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DROSOPHILA AND MENDEL'S LAW
School Science and Mathematics
Various species of the fruit-fly, Drosophila, have been used to prove numerous phases of MendeRs Law. Excellent results in accordance with the Mendelian Ratio were obtained in several experiments with Drosophila ampelophila. Drosophila was used because of the comparatively short time in which several successive generations can be procured. The average time for the development of the adult from the egg is ten to fourteen days, depending upon the temperature. On account of this fact twodoi:10.1111/j.1949-8594.1919.tb14028.x fatcat:vwyqsm2tobel5eojydw3xyq2he