Desiccation and Starvation Tolerance of Adult Drosophila: opposite Latitudinal Clines in Natural Populations of Three Different Species.

@article{Karan1998DesiccationAS,
  title={Desiccation and Starvation Tolerance of Adult Drosophila: opposite Latitudinal Clines in Natural Populations of Three Different Species.},
  author={Dev Karan and Neena Dahiya and Ashok K Munjal and Patricia Gibert and Brigitte Mor{\'e}teau and Ravi Parkash and Jean Robert David},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={1998},
  volume={52 3},
  pages={825-831}
}
Desiccation and starvation tolerance were measured along latitudinal transects in three Drosophilid species (Drosophila ananassae, D. melanogaster, and Zaprionus indianus) of the Indian subcontinent. In each case, significant latitudinal clines were observed; desiccation tolerance increased with latitude while starvation tolerance decreased. Such field observations suggest that desiccation and starvation tolerance are fitness related traits that are independently selected in nature and… CONTINUE READING

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