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The Significance of Asymmetrical Sexual Isolation and the Formation of New Species

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Asymmetrical sexual isolation among groups of related species, especially in the genus Drosophila,has been the focus of a series of recent papers (Kaneshiro, 1976, 1980, 1983; Kaneshiro and Kurihara, 1981; Watanabe and Kawanishi, 1979, 1981, 1983; Wasserman and Koepfer, 1980; Markow, 1981; Arita and Kaneshiro, 1979; Ahearn, 1980; Powell, 1978; Ohta, 1978; Giddings and Templeton, 1983; Dodd and Powell, 1985). The central theme of these papers concerns the hypothesis that asymmetries in mate preference experiments may (or may not) provide a basis for predicting the direction of evolution among a group of closely related species or even among geographical populations within a single species.

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Kaneshiro, K.Y., Val Giddings, L. (1987). The Significance of Asymmetrical Sexual Isolation and the Formation of New Species. In: Hecht, M.K., Wallace, B., Prance, G.T. (eds) Evolutionary Biology. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-6986-2_3

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