, Volume 42, Issue 11–12, pp 1289–1291 | Cite as

On selecting for pupation height inDrosophila simulans

  • P. Casares
  • M. C. Carracedo
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Selection for high and low pupation height has been carried out in a baseD. simulans population derived from recently collected isofemale lines. Only the selection for increased pupation height was successful. At generation 8 around 50% of the individuals in the high lines attained the upper end permitted by the apparatus, and selection was stopped. The mean realized heritability was 18%. The finding of additive genetic variation for pupation height inD. simulans settles the question posed by a previous failure of selection reported in this species.

Key words

Pupation height Drosophila simulans directional selection 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Casares
    • 1
  • M. C. Carracedo
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Genetica, Facultad de BiologiaUniversidad de OviedoOviedo(Spain)

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