, Volume 41, Issue 8, pp 1072–1074 | Cite as

Male tarsal sex-comb teeth pattern in theDrosophila bipectinata complex

  • S. Crossley
  • I. Taylor


Species within theD. bipectinata species complex pose problems experimentally because of their morphological similarity. By measuring the number of teeth in each row of the male tarsal sex-comb, an unknown specimen can be allocated to a hybrid or parental group by means of a discriminant function. This paper describes which rows of the sex-comb are the best discriminators for particular comparisons.

Key words

Sex-comb pattern discriminant analysis Drosophila sibling species hybrids 


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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Crossley
    • 1
  • I. Taylor
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyMonash UniversityClayton(Australia)

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