Evolution and Development of Body Size and Cell Size in Drosophila Melanogaster in Response to Temperature.

@article{Partridge1994EvolutionAD,
  title={Evolution and Development of Body Size and Cell Size in Drosophila Melanogaster in Response to Temperature.},
  author={Linda Partridge and Brian Barrie and Kevin Fowler and Vernon French},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={1994},
  volume={48 4},
  pages={1269-1276}
}
We examined the evolutionary and developmental responses of body size to temperature in Drosophila melanogaster, using replicated lines of flies that had been allowed to evolve for 5 yr at 25°C or at 16.5°C. Development and evolution at the lower temperature both resulted in higher thorax length and wing area. The evolutionary effect of temperature on wing area was entirely a consequence of an increase in cell area. The developmental response was mainly attributable to an increase in cell area… CONTINUE READING
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