A comparative investigation of the mating system of Drosophila hydei

@inproceedings{MarkowACI,
  title={A comparative investigation of the mating system of Drosophila hydei},
  author={Therese Ann Markow}
}
Drosophila hydei mating system characteristics were studied and compared to what has been observed for two other Drosophila species. Hydei females will copulate when they are 3 days old, while males do not exhibit courtship behaviour until they are 9 days old. Unlike any other Drosophila, D. hydei females will re-mate as often as four times in one morning. However, re-mating in the same morning does not increase the number of progeny a female produces. Male D. hydei appear to deal with the… CONTINUE READING

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