Sexual isolation and mating propensity among allopatric Drosophila mettleri populations.

Abstract

Drosophila mettleri is found in deserts of North America breeding in soil soaked by the juices of necrotic cacti. Saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea) and cardón (Pachycereus pringlei) are the usual host cacti in Mexico and Arizona, while prickly pear (Opuntia spp.) is used by an isolated population on Santa Catalina Island off the southern California Coast… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10519-008-9209-0

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