, Volume 39, Issue 2, pp 190–192 | Cite as

Species-specificity of paragonial substances as an isolating mechanism inDrosophila

  • Y. Fuyama


In 2 closely-related species ofDrosophila, the oviposition stimulating effects of the substances produced in the male accessory glands (paragonia) are species-specific. A unique reproductive isolating mechanism due to this specificity is discovered.


Accessory Gland Male Accessory Gland 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Fuyama
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  1. 1.Department of BiologyTokyo Metropolitan UniversityTokyo(Japan)

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