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Experientia

, Volume 39, Issue 2, pp 231–233 | Cite as

Reduction of fitness inDrosophila adults surviving parasitization by a cynipid wasp

  • Y. Carton
  • J. R. David
Article

Summary

Drosophila adults emerging from larvae which successfully eliminated a parasite egg through the formation of a cellular melanotic capsule, were characterized by a decrease of their size and other biometrical traits and by an increase of the variability among individuals. Adults females also exhibited a significant reduction of offspring number due to lower oviposition rate and lower egg hatchability.

Keywords

Adult Female Oviposition Rate Offspring Number Biometrical Trait Drosophila Adult 
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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Carton
    • 1
  • J. R. David
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Biologie et Génétique EvolutivesCNRSGif-sur-Yvette(France)

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