DIFFERENT MECHANISMS UNDERLIE PHENOTYPIC PLASTICITY AND INTERSPECIFIC VARIATION FOR A REPRODUCTIVE CHARACTER IN DROSOPHILIDS (INSECTA: DIPTERA)

@article{Hodin2000DIFFERENTMU,
  title={DIFFERENT MECHANISMS UNDERLIE PHENOTYPIC PLASTICITY AND INTERSPECIFIC VARIATION FOR A REPRODUCTIVE CHARACTER IN DROSOPHILIDS (INSECTA: DIPTERA)},
  author={Jason Hodin and Lynn M Riddiford},
  journal={Evolution},
  year={2000},
  volume={54}
}
Abstract The insect ovary is a modular structure, the functional unit of which is the ovariole. Ovariole number is positively correlated with potential reproductive output. Among drosophilids (Insecta: Diptera), ovariole number shows both phenotypic plasticity and substantial interspecific and interpopulational variation. Here we examine the mechanistic connection between phenotypic plasticity and genetically fixed variation in ovariole number within the melanogaster species group. When a… Expand
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