Aerial performance of Drosophila melanogaster from populations selected for upwind flight ability.

@article{Marden1997AerialPO,
  title={Aerial performance of Drosophila melanogaster from populations selected for upwind flight ability.},
  author={James H. Marden and Maria Regina Wolf and Karsten E. Weber},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={1997},
  volume={200 Pt 21},
  pages={2747-55}
}
A computerized system for three-dimensional tracking of large numbers of individual free-flying insects was used to assess the performance of Drosophila melanogaster from populations that had undergone 160 generations of selection for upwind flight ability. Compared with control lines, the selected lines showed significant increases in mean flight velocity, decreases in angular trajectory and a significant change in the interaction between velocity and angular trajectory. Maximal flight… CONTINUE READING
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