Phenotypes are hatched in batches?

Carmen L. Abruzzi Abruzzi at some.org
Thu Mar 2 14:54:20 EST 2000


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In article <QNrv4.1268$SV6.27865 at news3.cableinet.net>, "Jason
Muir" <jason.muir at iname.com> wrote:


>I've noted that Drosophila seem to emerge from pupae in batches of 
>different
>phenotypes.  Can anyone suggest whether this might be because the eggs 
>are
>laid down in that order, or whether particular fly types hatch from 
>their
>eggs more quickly?
>
Mutants may develop at different rates from wild-type, thus
affecting the time of eclosion.  I do not think there's any
mechanism for differential laying time.




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