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The end of Drosophila as a model organism?

Looks like the days of Drosophila melanogaster as a model organism are numbered. It’s likely to be displaced by Sophophora melanogaster. Want to know why? Check out Catalogue of Organisms.

(Looks like the genus Drosophila is paraphyletic, which means that it has to be split…and D. melanogaster ends up on the wrong side of the tracks, so to speak).

H/T Sandwalk.


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