Natural Selection And The Reinforcement Of Mate Recognition

Higgie, M., Chenoweth, S. and Blows, M. W. (2000) Natural Selection And The Reinforcement Of Mate Recognition. Science, 290 5491: 519-521. doi:10.1126/science.290.5491.519

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Author Higgie, M.
Chenoweth, S.
Blows, M. W.
Title Natural Selection And The Reinforcement Of Mate Recognition
Journal name Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0036-8075
Publication date 2000-10-20
Year available 2000
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1126/science.290.5491.519
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 290
Issue 5491
Start page 519
End page 521
Total pages 3
Place of publication Washington DC, USA
Publisher American Association for the Advancement of Science
Language eng
Subject 270700 Ecology and Evolution
270500 Zoology
780105 Biological sciences
Abstract Natural selection on mate recognition may often contribute to speciation, resulting in reproductive character displacement. Field populations of Drosophila serrata display reproductive character displacement in cuticular hydrocarbons when sympatric with Drosophila birchii. We exposed field sympatric and allopatric populations of D. serrata to experimental sympatry with D. birchii for nine generations. Cuticular hydrocarbons of field allopatric D. serrata populations evolved to resemble the field sympatric populations, whereas field sympatric D. serrata populations remained unchanged. Our experiment indicates that natural selection on mate recognition resulted in the field pattern of reproductive character displacement.
Keyword Drosophila
Reproductive Character Displacement
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status UQ

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