Potential Genetic Variability of Wild Pairs of Drosophila melanogaster

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Science  22 Jan 1960:
Vol. 131, Issue 3395, pp. 225-226
DOI: 10.1126/science.131.3395.225


Eleven of 21 wild pairs of Drosophlila niielaniogaster tested gave rise to at least 1 fly with crossvein defects out of 1000 F2 progeny. Considered in the light of additional information, the results support the idea that an individual lpossesses to a large degree the potential variability of the population of which he is a member.