Condition dependence and the nature of genetic variation for male sex comb bristle number in Drosophila melanogaster

@article{Ahuja2011ConditionDA,
  title={Condition dependence and the nature of genetic variation for male sex comb bristle number in Drosophila melanogaster},
  author={Abha Ahuja and Scott De Vito and Rama S. Singh},
  journal={Genetica},
  year={2011},
  volume={139},
  pages={505-510}
}
Genetic architecture of variation underlying male sex comb bristle number, a rapidly evolving secondary sexual character of Drosophila, was examined. First, in order to test for condition dependence, diet was manipulated in a set of ten Drosophila melanogaster full-sib families. We confirmed heightened condition dependent expression of sex comb bristle number and its female homologue (distal transverse row bristles) as compared to non-sex sternopleural bristles. Significant genotype by… CONTINUE READING

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