Development time egg to adult

Value 7 days
Organism Fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster
Reference Ashburner M, Golic KG, Hawley RS (2005). Drosophila: A Laboratory Handbook., 2nd ed., Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, pp. 164. Table 6.11 "Developmental period and temperature for Drosophila melanogaster" Online book link - link
Primary Source Ashburner M, Thompson JN (1978). The laboratory culture of Drosophila. In: The genetics and biology of Drosophila. (Ashburner M, Wright TRF (eds.)). Academic Press, volume 2A: pp. 1–81.
Comments Shortest development time (egg to adult), 7 days, is achieved at 28 °C. The table on page 164 is a rough guide to the total period of development of a wild type stock grown under optimal conditions.
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