Reduced learning ability as a consequence of evolutionary adaptation to nutritional stress in Drosophila melanogaster

@inproceedings{Kolss2008ReducedLA,
  title={Reduced learning ability as a consequence of evolutionary adaptation to nutritional stress in Drosophila melanogaster},
  author={Munjong Kolss and Tadeusz J. Kawecki},
  year={2008}
}
1. Dietary conditions affect cognitive abilities of many species, but it is unclear to what extent this physiological effect translates into an evolutionary relationship. 2. A reduction of competitive ability under nutritional stress has been reported as a correlated response to selection for learning ability in Drosophila melanogaster. Here we test whether the reverse holds as well, i.e. whether an evolutionary adaptation to poor food conditions leads to a decrease in learning capacities. 3… CONTINUE READING
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