Forty years of solitude: life‐history divergence and behavioural isolation between laboratory lines of Drosophila melanogaster

@article{Boake2003FortyYO,
  title={Forty years of solitude: life‐history divergence and behavioural isolation between laboratory lines of Drosophila melanogaster},
  author={Christine R. B. Boake and K. Mcdonald and Sushmita Maitra and Ranjan Ganguly},
  journal={Journal of Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2003},
  volume={16}
}
Abstract The study of the early stages of speciation can benefit from examination of differences between populations of known history that have been separated for a short time, such as a few thousands of generations. We asked whether two lines of Drosophila melanogaster that were isolated more than 40 years ago have evolved differences in life‐history characters, or have begun to evolve behavioural or postzygotic isolation. One line, which is resistant to DDT, showed lower egg production and a… 

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