Evolutionary experiments on mate recognition in the Drosophila serrata species complex

Blows, M. W. and Higgie, M. (2002) Evolutionary experiments on mate recognition in the Drosophila serrata species complex. Genetica, 116 2-3: 239-250. doi:10.1023/A:1021276224566


Author Blows, M. W.
Higgie, M.
Title Evolutionary experiments on mate recognition in the Drosophila serrata species complex
Journal name Genetica   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0016-6707
Publication date 2002-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1023/A:1021276224566
Volume 116
Issue 2-3
Start page 239
End page 250
Total pages 12
Place of publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publisher Kluwer Academic Publishers
Language eng
Subject C1
270799 Ecology and Evolution not elsewhere classified
779999 Other
Abstract It is becoming increasingly apparent that at least some aspects of the evolution of mate recognition may be amenable to manipulation in evolutionary experiments. Quantitative genetic analyses that focus on the genetic consequences of evolutionary processes that result in mate recognition evolution may eventually provide an understanding of the genetic basis of the process of speciation. We review a series of experiments that have attempted to determine the genetic basis of the response to natural and sexual selection on mate recognition in the Drosophila serrata species complex. The genetic basis of mate recognition has been investigated at three levels: (1) between the species of D. serrata and D. birchii using interspecific hybrids, (2) between populations of D. serrata that are sympatric and allopatric with respect to D. birchii, and (3) within populations of D. serrata. These experiments suggest that it may be possible to use evolutionary experiments to observe important events such as the reinforcement of mate recognition, or the generation of the genetic associations that are central to many sexual selection models.
Keyword Genetics & Heredity
Mate Recognition
Genetic Variance
Genetic Correlation
Sexual Selection
Natural Selection
Drosophila Serrata
Drosophila Birchii
Natural-selection
Female Choice
Reproductive Isolation
Artificial Selection
Mating Preferences
Quantitative Trait
Speciation
Reinforcement
Q-Index Code C1

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