Similar mating and sperm displacement patterns in two highly divergent D. simulans populations from Africa and Europe.

@article{Schltterer2005SimilarMA,
  title={Similar mating and sperm displacement patterns in two highly divergent D. simulans populations from Africa and Europe.},
  author={Christian Schl{\"o}tterer and Martina Reiss and Angelika Schneider and Marianne Imhof},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  year={2005},
  volume={14 5},
  pages={1511-5}
}
The frequency of remating in Drosophila melanogaster is affected by both genetic and ecological factors. We studied the remating behaviour in one European (Italy) and one African (Uganda) Drosophila simulans population using six highly polymorphic microsatellite markers. Despite that the populations were genetically distinct (F(ST) = 0.18) and originated from very dissimilar ecological settings with different population densities, we inferred a very similar mating pattern. The remating… CONTINUE READING