Morphometric Variations in the Housefly, Musca Domestica (L.) with Latitude

@article{MariaAlves2002MorphometricVI,
  title={Morphometric Variations in the Housefly, Musca Domestica (L.) with Latitude},
  author={Sueli Maria Alves and M. T. S. Belo},
  journal={Genetica},
  year={2002},
  volume={115},
  pages={243-251}
}
Morphologic analysis of geographic strains of Musca domestica carried out on natural and laboratory experiments starting with 400 and 800 eggs showed phenotypic variations related with latitude. Females of the natural populations showed clines for several morphological traits of the wing, whereas male flies showed a reduction in the dispersion measures (s2 and CV) of wing width and length. The same reduction was obtained for males, females and total number of flies of the natural populations in… 

Extensive Sexual Wing Shape Dimorphism In Drosophila melanogaster, Ceratitis capitata, And Musca domestica

This work presents allometric and non-allometric shape differences between males and females and shows that wing shape is influenced by rearing conditions in a sex dependent manner, and determines common trends in shape alterations.

Genetic variability among natural populations of Zaprionus indianus (Drosophilidae) in the States of São Paulo and Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) was used to detect polymorphisms among Zaprionus indianus fly populations collected from six municipalities in the States of São Paulo and Minas Gerais, Brazil, demonstrating isolation by distance.

Identification of Muscidae (Diptera) of medico-legal importance by means of wing measurements

This method will facilitate the identification of forensically relevant muscids in comparison to more difficult and more time-consuming identification approaches based on taxonomic keys or DNA-based methods.

Sexual dimorphism and plasticity in wing shape in three Diptera

Geometric Morphometrics was applied to study wing shape in the three Diptera species: the Mediterranean fruit fly Ceratitis capitata, the Vinegar fly Drosophila melanogaster and the housefly Musca domestica to observe a clear sexual shape dimorphism in all three species.

Conserved and Divergent Aspects of Plasticity and Sexual Dimorphism in Wing Size and Shape in Three Diptera

The data strongly suggests that many aspects of wing morphology underly species-specific adaptations, as well as a clear sexual wing shape dimorphism in all three species.

Parallel evolution of the sexes? Effects of predation and habitat features on the size and shape of wild guppies

Body size showed strong parallel population divergence; both sexes were larger at sites with a more open canopy and with higher flow and high‐flow sites had males and females with smaller heads and deeper caudal peduncles.

HOUSEFLIES (MUSCA DOMESTICA) AS POTENTIAL CARRIERS OF HUMAN INTESTINAL PARASITES IN JALINGO METROPOLIS

It can be concluded that house flies in Jalingo harbor pathogenic parasites on their bodies and measures must be taken to control fly population in order to avert both the present and future outbreak of disease conditions emanating from the flies activities.

DISTRIBUTION AND STATUS OF SPINED LOACH POPULATIONS (Actinopetrigii: Cobitidae) ALONG THE SOUTHERN CASPIAN SEA BASIN

Clustering based on Euclidean distances among these groups of centroids using an UPGMA and also principal component analysis’ (PCA) results indicated that the southeastern Caspian spined loach populations are C. keyvani and an unknown population, which is distinguished from southwestern of the basin.

Use of wing morphometry for the discrimination of some Cerceris (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Crabronidae species)

It was found that both Cerceris species can be distinguished according to their wing structures and the metric characteristics enabling this discrimination were identified.

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 57 REFERENCES

MORPHOMETRIC ADAPTATION OF THE HOUSEFLY, MUSCA DOMESTICA L., IN THE UNITED STATES

  • E. H. Bryant
  • Environmental Science
    Evolution; international journal of organic evolution
  • 1977
The essence of the methodology utilized here, paralleling an analysis of variance, was to collect flies from numerous localities throughout the United States, return to selected localities at the same times in subsequent years to assess year-to-year variation within sites, and to follow at least one population throughout the year to determine a seasonal component of morphometric change.

AN ALTITUDINAL TRANSECT OF DROSOPHILA ROBUSTA STURTEVANT

A study of such a mountain-side population conducted with a view to determining the differences associated with changes in altitude, and to determine further whether or not these differences parallel those which differentiate northern and southern strains of the species.

MORPHOLOGICAL VARIATION IN NATURAL POPULATIONS OF DROSOPHILA ROBUST A STURTEVANT

A study of the variation in the morphology of the same species with the aim of clarifying evolutionary relationships at the species and sub-specific levels.

COMPARATIVE MORPHOMETRIC ADAPTATION OF THE HOUSEFLY AND THE FACE FLY IN THE UNITED STATES

While the primary aim of morphometric analysis of geographic variation is to elucidate adaptation, selection is generally implicated through correlations of morphometric and environmental trends

BREEDING SITES OF DROSOPHILA PSEUDOOBSCURA AND DROSOPHILA PERSIMILIS IN THE TRANSITION ZONE OF THE SIERRA NEVADA

Carson and Stalker (1950, 1951) have recently found that Drosophila robusta, a typical wild inhabitant of the deciduous forest of the eastern United States, breeds abundantly on yeastand bacteria-infected sap exudations, or "slime fluxes" of elms and twelve other species "of deciduously trees".

THE COLONIZATION OF DROSOPHILA SUBOBSCURA IN CHILE. II. CLINES IN THE CHROMOSOMAL ARRANGEMENTS

The colonization of South America by D. subobscura appears to be a major natural experiment with outcomes that duplicate the distributional patterns—in chromosomal polymorphism and in wing length—observed in the Old World, thereby strongly supporting the adaptive significance of these patterns.

FOOD PREFERENCES OF LARVAL AND ADULT DROSOPHILA

The present investigation is primarily an attempt to study the attractivity of different species of yeast to larvae of different Drosophilae, and finds that different yeast species are unequal in attractiveness to differentspecies of Drosophile flies.

Mating propensity of Indian Drosophila melanogaster populations with D. simulans: a nonadaptive latitudinal cline

The crossability, estimated by progeny production, showed a clear-cut latitudinal cline: hybrids were easier to obtain with D. melanogaster populations from higher latitudes than with populations from lower latitudes.

A Study of the Diets and Nutritional Preferences of Tropical Species of Drosophila

The purpose of the present work is to examine further the food preferences of tropical Drosophila and to compare the behavior of temperate and tropical species in this regard, indicating that species of Drosophile differ in their diets and the attraction to different yeasts.

Colonization of America by Drosophila subobscura: the founder event and a rapid expansion.

Heterozygosity is similar between North and South American populations and does not differ from that of Palearctic populations, which experimentally corroborates the results provided by theoretical models in which the average heterozygosity per locus depends not only on the size of bottleneck but also on the rate of population growth.
...