Egg size

Value 12.3 nL Range: 0.3 nL
Organism Fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster
Reference W.D. Atkinson, A Comparison of the Reproductive Strategies of Domestic Species of Drosophila, Journal of Animal Ecology (1979) 48:53-64 Stable URL: link p.59 table 4
Method morphometry, measured length and width and assumed egg was an ellipsoid
Comments P.59 2nd paragraph: "Table 4 gives mean egg volumes for each species of Drosophila with 95% confidence limits. [Investigators] now have information for each species on its allocation of reproductive effort to clutch size and to egg size. Depending on its body size each species has a different quantity of resource to allocate."
Entered by Paul Jorgensen
ID 101426