Parallel Evolution of Cold Tolerance within Drosophila melanogaster

Abstract

Drosophila melanogaster originated in tropical Africa before expanding into strikingly different temperate climates in Eurasia and beyond. Here, we find elevated cold tolerance in three distinct geographic regions: beyond the well-studied non-African case, we show that populations from the highlands of Ethiopia and South Africa have significantly increased… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msw232

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