Heritable Variation in Resource Use in Drosophila in the Field

  • Ary A. Hoffmann
  • Sharon O’Donnell
Part of the Monographs in Evolutionary Biology book series (MEBI)


Some recent work on the ecological genetics of resource use in insects has considered the question of whether genetic variation in behavior (resource response) or performance is associated with resource heterogeneity in the wild. In other words, do individuals in natural populations tend to be associated with particular resources because of their genetic constitution?


Laboratory Medium Fruit Pulp Resource Heterogeneity Fruit Type Starvation Resistance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ary A. Hoffmann
    • 1
  • Sharon O’Donnell
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Genetics and Human VariationLa Trobe UniversityAustralia

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