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Kenneth Kaneshiro research of Drosophila species

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This week we go back in time to Hawai with an archive program. Keith Pannell talks with Kenneth Y. Kaneshiro about his interest in Drosophila species. Most simply consider this insect as a fruit fly but Dr. Kaneshiro explains the species and its important role in our human lives.

The Hawaiian Drosophilidae has often been referred to as one of the most outstanding examples of explosive adaptive radiation and there is little reason to deny such claims according to research from The Pacific Biosciences Research Center at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where Mr. Kaneshiro is the Director.