Drosophila egg width

Value 180 µm Range: ±1 µm
Organism Fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster
Reference Markow TA, Beall S, Matzkin LM. Egg size, embryonic development time and ovoviviparity in Drosophila species. J Evol Biol. 2009 Feb22(2):430-4. doi: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2008.01649.x. p.431 table 1PubMed ID19032497
Comments “Egg width (ANOVA, F10,253=107.3, P<0.001), length (ANOVA, F10,253=175.9, P<0.001) and volume (ANOVA, F10,253=223.7, P<0.001) vary significantly among species (see Table 1). Egg widths and lengths both varied by approximately 23% across species. Widths ranged from 0.16 mm for D. pseudoobscura and D. mojavensis to 0.21 mm for D. sechellia. Lengths ranged from 0.57 mm in D. sechellia and 0.54 mm in D. virilis to 0.44 mm in D. pseudoobscura and D. mojavensis. The eggs of D. sechellia were more than twice the volume of the smallest eggs produced by D. pseudoobscura and D. mojavensis.”
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