The evolution of recovery from desiccation stress in laboratory-selected populations of Drosophila melanogaster.

@article{Folk2004TheEO,
  title={The evolution of recovery from desiccation stress in laboratory-selected populations of Drosophila melanogaster.},
  author={Donna G Folk and Tim Bradley},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2004},
  volume={207 Pt 15},
  pages={2671-8}
}
We examined the capacity for physiological recovery from the effects of desiccation in five replicate populations of Drosophila melanogaster that have been selected for enhanced desiccation resistance (D populations) and in five replicate control populations (C populations). The capacity to recover was signified by the ability to restore three somatic components, namely whole-body water, dry mass and sodium content, all of which are reduced during desiccation. Throughout a period of recovery… CONTINUE READING