Testing for assortative mating by diet in Drosophila melanogaster

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Abstract

Experimental studies of the evolution of reproductive isolation in real time are a powerful way to reveal the way that fundamental processes, such as mate choice, initiate divergence. Mate choice, while frequently described in females, can occur in either sex, and can be affected by the genetics or environment of an individual. Here we describe simple protocols for assessing mating outcomes in fruit flies, which in this context can be used to assess reproductive isolation derived from rearing on different diets over multiple generations.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBIO-Protocol
Volume8
Issue number20
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Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2018

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