Bacteria-induced sexual isolation in Drosophila.

  title={Bacteria-induced sexual isolation in Drosophila.},
  author={John M. Ringo and Gil Sharon and Daniel Segal},
  volume={5 4},
Commensal bacteria can induce sexual isolation between populations of Drosophila. This phenomenon has implications for speciation, and raises questions about its behavioral and developmental mechanisms, which are not yet known. In this Extra View, we discuss related work by others, bearing directly on these issues, and we speculate about how bacteria might influence fly behavior. There are many reports of interaction between Drosophila and their microbiota that significantly impacts mating… CONTINUE READING
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