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Title: Mating Asymmetries and Phylogeny in the Drosophila melanogaster Species Complex
Authors: Robertson, Hugh M.
Issue Date: 1988
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Citation: Robertson HM. 1988. Mating asymmetries and phylogeny in the Drosophila melanogaster species complex. Pac Sci 42(1-2): 72-80.
Abstract: The propensities for interspecific courtship and mating among
the four species of the Drosophila melanogaster species complex were studied to
examine Kaneshiro's hypothesis relating asymmetrical interspecific mating to
the direction of phylogeny. Strong asymmetries were revealed, especially involving
the ability of sechellia and mauritiana males to inseminate simulans
females. A possible basis for these asymmetries involving partial mechanical
isolation is proposed. The relationship to phylogeny, if any, remains unclear.
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 42, Numbers 1-2, 1988

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