Number of ovarioles in ovary (dependent on strain)

Range 16 to 23 ovarioles/ovary
Organism Fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster
Reference Didem Pelin Sarikaya, Abel A. Belay, Abha Ahuja, Aisha Dorta, Delbert André Green II, Cassandra G. Extavour, The roles of cell size and cell number in determining ovariole number in Drosophila, Evolution of Developmental Control Mechanisms, doi:10.1016/j.ydbio.2011.12.017 p.1 right column
Comments All insect ovaries are composed of highly conserved functional units called ovarioles. D. melanogaster ovaries consist of approximately 16 to 23 ovarioles (depending on the strain).
Entered by Uri M
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