A fly by any other name

Dalton, Rex
January 2009
Nature;1/22/2009, Vol. 457 Issue 7228, p368
Academic Journal
The article discusses a proposal by Kim van der Linde and colleagues to the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN) regarding a reclassification of Drosophila melanogaster, which is the primary species in genetic research. Topics include the controversy regarding reclassification, comments by the director of the Drosophila Species Stock Center, Therese Markow, who does not support the change, and why some taxonomists think it is time to reorder the Drosophila species.


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