Adaptive dynamics of cuticular hydrocarbons in Drosophila.

  title={Adaptive dynamics of cuticular hydrocarbons in Drosophila.},
  author={Subhash Rajpurohit and R. Hanus and Vladim{\'i}r Vrkoslav and Emily L Behrman and Alan O Bergland and Dmitri A. Petrov and Josef Cva{\vc}ka and Paul S Schmidt},
  journal={Journal of evolutionary biology},
  volume={30 1},
Cuticular hydrocarbons (CHCs) are hydrophobic compounds deposited on the arthropod cuticle that are of functional significance with respect to stress tolerance, social interactions and mating dynamics. We characterized CHC profiles in natural populations of Drosophila melanogaster at five levels: across a latitudinal transect in the eastern United States, as a function of developmental temperature during culture, across seasonal time in replicate years, and as a function of rapid evolution in… CONTINUE READING

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