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Experientia

, Volume 36, Issue 1, pp 63–64 | Cite as

Evolution of behavioral reproductive isolation in a laboratory stock ofDrosophila silvestris

  • J. N. Ahearn
Specialia

Summary

A laboratory stock ofD. silvestris has become partially sexually isolated since its origin from 1 natural population of this species. Evolution of reproductive isolation is probably incidental to reorganization of the genome, particularly the genetics of sexual behavior, following random drift in a small population.

Keywords

Sexual Behavior Natural Population Small Population Reproductive Isolation Laboratory Stock 

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Copyright information

© Birkhäuser Verlag 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. N. Ahearn
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeneticsUniversity of HawaiiHonoluluUSA

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