Experimental evolution of learning ability in fruit flies

@article{Mery2002ExperimentalEO,
  title={Experimental evolution of learning ability in fruit flies},
  author={F. Mery and T. Kawecki},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2002},
  volume={99},
  pages={14274 - 14279}
}
  • F. Mery, T. Kawecki
  • Published 2002
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
  • The presence of genetic variation for learning ability in animals opens the way for experiments asking how and under what ecological circumstances improved learning ability should evolve. Here we report experimental evolution of learning ability in Drosophila melanogaster. We exposed experimental populations for 51 generations to conditions that we expected to favor associative learning with regard to oviposition substrate choice. Flies that learned to associate a chemical cue (quinine) with a… CONTINUE READING
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