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Experientia

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

Male tarsal sex-comb teeth pattern in theDrosophila bipectinata complex

  • S. Crossley
  • I. Taylor
Article

Summary

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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