Effect of adult experience on oviposition choice and short-distance attraction in Drosophila buzzatii

Philip W. Hedrick, J. S.F. Barker, T. Armstrong

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Abstract

In a series of experiments, no consistent effect of adult experience, i.e., exposure to the naturally occurring yeasts, Candida sonorensis and Clavispora opuntiae, on oviposition choice or short-distance attraction in inbred lines of Drosophila buzzatii was found. The lack of consistent effect on oviposition choice was also found in one experiment in which the flies were starved and in another experiment in which choice was determined on 2 consecutive days.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)689-697
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Insect Behavior
Volume3
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 1990

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Keywords

  • Drosophila buzzatii
  • experience
  • genetic variation
  • oviposition preference
  • yeasts

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Insect Science

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