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Bacterial Communities of Diverse Drosophila Species: Ecological Context of a Host–Microbe Model System
It is found that Drosophilid flies have taxonomically restricted bacterial communities, with 85% of the natural bacterial microbiome composed of only four bacterial families, suggesting that the host exercises some level of control over the bacteria that inhabit its digestive tract.
Genetic control and evolution of sexually dimorphic characters in Drosophila
It is suggested that bab has an ancestral homeotic function, and that regulatory changes at the bab locus played a key role in the evolution of sexual dimorphism.
Extensive Sex-Specific Nonadditivity of Gene Expression in Drosophila melanogaster
Comparison of adults of two isogenic lines and their reciprocal F1 hybrids revealed 5820 genes as significantly different between at least two of the four genotypes in either males or females or across both sexes, suggesting that heterosis for expression is rare.
Evolution of Sex-Specific Traits through Changes in HOX-Dependent doublesex Expression
Analysis in Drosophila suggests that evolutionary changes in the spatial regulation of the transcription factor doublesex play a key role in the origin, diversification, and loss of sex-specific
The making of a pest: the evolution of a fruit-penetrating ovipositor in Drosophila suzukii and related species
The first comparative analysis of Drosophila suzukii and its close relatives is conducted, analysing both ovipositor structure and fruit susceptibility, suggesting that considering evolutionary context may be beneficial to the management of invasive species.
Metamodels and Phylogenetic Replication: A Systematic Approach to the Evolution of Developmental Pathways
  • A. Kopp
  • Biology
    Evolution; international journal of organic…
  • 1 November 2009
A review of several metamodels suggests that the structure of developmental pathways may bias the genetic basis of phenotypic evolution, and highlights phylogenetic replication as a value-added approach that produces deeper insights into the mechanisms of evolution than single-species analyses.
Yeast Communities of Diverse Drosophila Species: Comparison of Two Symbiont Groups in the Same Hosts
Yeast communities are dominated by a small number of abundant taxa, that the same yeast lineages are associated with different host species and populations, and that host diet has a greater effect than host species on yeast community composition.