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Evolution of genes and genomes on the Drosophila phylogeny
Comparative analysis of multiple genomes in a phylogenetic framework dramatically improves the precision and sensitivity of evolutionary inference, producing more robust results than single-genome… Expand
Biological stoichiometry from genes to ecosystems.
Ecological stoichiometry is the study of the balance of multiple chemical elements in ecological interactions. This paper reviews recent findings in this area and seeks to broaden the stoichiometric… Expand
Growth rate–stoichiometry couplings in diverse biota
Biological stoichiometry provides a mechanistic theory linking cellular and biochemical features of co-evolving biota with constraints imposed by ecosystem energy and nutrient inputs. Thus,… Expand
Heritable Endosymbionts of Drosophila
- M. Mateos, S. Castrezana, Becky J Nankivell, A. Estes, T. Markow, N. Moran
- Biology, Medicine
- 1 September 2006
Although heritable microorganisms are increasingly recognized as widespread in insects, no systematic screens for such symbionts have been conducted in Drosophila species (the primary insect genetic… Expand
Delayed male maturity is a cost of producing large sperm in Drosophila.
- S. Pitnick, T. Markow, G. Spicer
- Biology, Medicine
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
- 7 November 1995
Among fruit-fly species of the genus Drosophila there is remarkable variation in sperm length, with some species producing gigantic sperm (e.g., > 10 times total male body length). These flies are… Expand
Effects of starvation and desiccation on energy metabolism in desert and mesic Drosophila.
Energy availability can limit the ability of organisms to survive under stressful conditions. In Drosophila, laboratory experiments have revealed that energy storage patterns differ between… Expand
Egg size, embryonic development time and ovoviviparity in Drosophila species
Lengths, widths and volumes of eggs from 11 species of Drosophila whose genomes have been fully sequenced exhibit significant variation that is not explained by their phylogenetic relationships.… Expand
Analysis of Drosophila Species Genome Size and Satellite DNA Content Reveals Significant Differences Among Strains as Well as Between Species
The size of eukaryotic genomes can vary by several orders of magnitude, yet genome size does not correlate with the number of genes nor with the size or complexity of the organism. Although… Expand
Developmental Instability: Its Origins and Evolutionary Implications
- T. Markow
- Contemporary Issues in Genetics and Evolution
Previous studies with rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) have shown that allozymic heterozygotes have increased developmental stability, as measured by reduced fluctuating bilateral asymmetry. In… Expand
Male Gametic Strategies: Sperm Size, Testes Size, and the Allocation of Ejaculate Among Successive Mates by the Sperm-Limited Fly Drosophila pachea and Its Relatives
The gametic strategy of males comprises the amount of energy invested per sperm, the total amount invested in sperm production, and the pattern of sperm allocation among successive reproductive… Expand