Two Questions On Drosophila.

Brian Grimwade brian at
Wed Oct 12 14:25:43 EST 1994

Subject: Two Questions On Drosophila.
From: Rohan Oberoi, ro11 at
Date: 29 Sep 1994 21:34:28 GMT
In article <36fbt4$1mb at> Rohan Oberoi,
ro11 at writes:
>Would be very grateful if anyone who knows would tell me what the
>average life span of Drosophila, or of the primary strain thereof,
>is.  Another idle question: a figure bandied about is that the
>genomes of humans and chimpanzees are 99% identical.  What would 
>the comparable percentage be for humans and fruit flies, and how 
>much is known of the latter's genome, in comparison to the former's ?


The life span of Canton-S is approx. 30 days at 29C, 60 days at 25C, and
120 days at 18C.  This may be referenced in the Gray book, but has also
been determined by this lab.  With regards to your second question, I
have no idea


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