Phenotypes are hatched in batches?

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

In article <QNrv4.1268$SV6.27865 at>, "Jason
Muir" <jason.muir at> wrote:

>I've noted that Drosophila seem to emerge from pupae in batches of 
>phenotypes.  Can anyone suggest whether this might be because the eggs 
>laid down in that order, or whether particular fly types hatch from 
>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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