Influence of dietary yeasts on Drosophila melanogaster life‐history traits

@article{Anagnostou2010InfluenceOD,
  title={Influence of dietary yeasts on Drosophila melanogaster life‐history traits},
  author={Christiana Anagnostou and Monika Dorsch and Marko Rohlfs},
  journal={Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata},
  year={2010},
  volume={136}
}
An organism’s fitness is highly dependent on resource quality. The diet of saprobiotic organisms often comprises a variety of microorganisms. Saprophagous Drosophila melanogaster Meigen (Diptera: Drosophilidae) is known to feed on various yeast species, both as larva and adult. The yeasts encountered by the insects may differ in composition and quality, and thus in their influence on larval and adult performance. Our study explores life‐history consequences of larval diet on selected larval and… 
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