Quantitative genetics of fertility. I. Lifetime egg production of Drosophila melanogaster--theoretical.


ATED females of Drosophila melanogaster commence egg laying on the second or third day following emergence from the puparium (Figure 1). Oviposition rapidly reaches a maximum during days six to ten post eclosion, depending upon the strain, and subsequently declines geometrically at a constant rate, egg production ceasing just prior to the death of the… (More)

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