Selective Mating and Eye Pigmentation: an Analysis of the Visual Component in the Courtship Behavior of Drosophila Melanogaster.


A number of investigations have shown that in competitive mating tests mutant Drosophila are at a disadvantage when competing with wild type flies. Over long time intervals the mutant genes are either eliminated or maintained at a very low frequency in the population (Reed and Reed, 1948; Merrell and Underhill, 1956). This disadvantage has usually been… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.1969.tb03540.x

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