Sensitivity to larval density in populations of Drosophila mojavensis: Influences of host plant variation on components of fitness

@article{Etges1987SensitivityTL,
  title={Sensitivity to larval density in populations of Drosophila mojavensis: Influences of host plant variation on components of fitness},
  author={William J. Etges and William B. Heed},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={1987},
  volume={71},
  pages={375-381}
}
Chromosomally polymorphic populations of Drosophila mojavensis from Baja California feed and breed on agria cactus, Stenocereus gummosus; whereas, monomorphic Arizona populations are associated exclusively with organ pipe cactus, S. thurberi. The effects of this host plant shift in expanding the kinds of feeding and breeding sites were assessed by manipulating larval density and recording differences in egg to adult development time and viability, and adult thorax size in both populations on… CONTINUE READING

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