Behavioral and sensory basis of courtship success in Drosophila melanogaster.

@article{Markow1987BehavioralAS,
  title={Behavioral and sensory basis of courtship success in Drosophila melanogaster.},
  author={Therese Ann Markow},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1987},
  volume={84 17},
  pages={6200-4}
}
In Drosophila some individuals are more successful at mating than others. Reproductive fitness is strongly dependent upon the ability to recognize and compete for members of the opposite sex. Experiments were designed to answer two questions. (i) What behavioral components are characteristic or predictive of successful courtship? and (ii) How important is the information transmitted in the different sensory channels for courtship success in each sex? These questions were approached by two… CONTINUE READING

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