Female responses to experimental removal of sexual selection components in Drosophila melanogaster

Innocenti, Paolo, Flis, Ilona and Morrow, Edward H (2014) Female responses to experimental removal of sexual selection components in Drosophila melanogaster. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 14 (1). p. 239. ISSN 1471-2148

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Abstract

Despite the common assumption that multiple mating should in general be favored in males, but not in females, to date there is no consensus on the general impact of multiple mating on female fitness. Notably, very little is known about the genetic and physiological features underlying the female response to sexual selection pressures. By combining an experimental evolution approach with genomic techniques, we investigated the effects of single and multiple matings on female fecundity and gene expression. We experimentally manipulated the opportunity for mating in replicate populations of Drosophila melanogaster by removing components of sexual selection, with the aim of testing differences in short term post-mating effects of females evolved under different mating strategies.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Evolution, Behaviour and Environment
Depositing User: Ted Morrow
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 10:18
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2017 05:58
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/59182

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