Developmental constraints and wing shape variation in natural populations of Drosophila melanogaster

@article{Pezzoli1997DevelopmentalCA,
  title={Developmental constraints and wing shape variation in natural populations of Drosophila melanogaster},
  author={Maria Cristina Pezzoli and Daniela Guerra and Gianfranco Giorgi and Flavio Garoia and Sandro Cavicchi},
  journal={Heredity},
  year={1997},
  volume={79},
  pages={572-577}
}
The body sizes and shapes of Poikilothermic animals generally show clinal variation with latitude. Among the environmental factors responsible for the cline, temperature seems to be the most probable candidate. In the present work we analysed natural populations of Drosophila melanogaster collected at different geographical localities to determine whether the same selective forces acting on wing development in the laboratory are also at work in the wild. We show that the temperature selection… CONTINUE READING

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