Effects of polygamy on the activity/rest rhythm of male fruit flies Drosophila melanogaster

@article{Vartak2014EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of polygamy on the activity/rest rhythm of male fruit flies Drosophila melanogaster},
  author={V. R. Vartak and Vishwanath Varma and V. Sharma},
  journal={The Science of Nature},
  year={2014},
  volume={102},
  pages={1-11}
}
Although polygamy is common in insects, its extent varies enormously among natural populations. Mating systems influence the evolution of reproductive traits and the difference in extent of polygamy between males and females may be a key factor in determining traits which come under the influence of sexual selection. Fruit flies Drosophila melanogaster are promiscuous as both males and females mate with multiple partners. Mating has severe consequences on the physiology and behaviour of flies… Expand

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