How organisms come to possess adaptive traits is a fundamental question for evolutionary biology although it is almost impossible to demonstrate evolution in the laboratory this issue can be approached by using an unusual organism dark fly drosophila melanogaster kept in complete darkness for 57 years through 1400 generations which corresponds to 28000 years in terms of human . Evolution in the dark adaptation of drosophila in the laboratory springerbriefs in biology book 1 ebook fuse naoyuki kitamura tasuku haramura takashi . Has dark fly adapted to an environment of total darkness if so what is the molecular nature of the adaptation in evolution in the dark the remarkable findings from the dark fly project performed at kyoto university are presented it was found that dark fly did not have poor eyesight but rather exhibited higher phototaxis ability and displayed lengthened bristles on the head that function as tactile receptors. Biomedical and life sciences springer 11642 springerbriefs in biology 2192 2179 springerbriefs in biology 2192 2179 format description book 1 online resource xii 55 pages 28 illustrations 9 illustrations in color subjects evolution biology animal genetics developmental biology local subjects evolutionary biology animal . Evolution in the dark adaptation of drosophila in the laboratory springerbriefs in biology naoyuki fuse author tasuku kitamura author takashi haramura author kentaro arikawa author michio imafuku author new 5499 5224 as of 10 03 2013 1626 pst organic
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