Biology of reproductive isolation in Drosophila: toward a better understanding of speciation

@article{Sawamura2002BiologyOR,
  title={Biology of reproductive isolation in Drosophila: toward a better understanding of speciation},
  author={Kyoichi Sawamura and Masatoshi Tomaru},
  journal={Population Ecology},
  year={2002},
  volume={44},
  pages={0209-0219}
}
 Mechanisms of premating and postmating isolation between Drosophila melanogaster and its sibling species, D. simulans, D. mauritiana, and D. sechellia, are reviewed here. As D. melanogaster has been used as a “model organism” in a variety of studies, we can apply much knowledge about this species to interspecific hybridizations. Mating success between species is low because of species specificity of pheromonal and acoustic signals and the receivers, although other factors are also involved. On… CONTINUE READING