This male fruit fly (Drosophila funebris) illustrates the morphological diversity of abdominal pigmentation in Drosophilidae. Nicolas Gompel, postdoctoral fellow in molecular biology, researched the genes that drive differences in pigmentation in fruit flies (genus Drosophila), using this fly from a species stock center and other flies caught at his University Housing apartment and at the University Housing community garden compost heap.
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Photo by: Nicolas Gompel
Date: 6/03 File#: Scan provided, E880 digital camera frame 6801

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