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A fitness cost of learning ability in Drosophila melanogaster

Proceedings. Biological Sciences

Dec 7, 2003

Frederic Mery, Tadeusz J. Kawecki

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Maintenance of substantial genetic variation for learning ability in many animal populations suggests that learning ability has fitness costs, but there is little empirical evidence for them. In this paper, we demonstrate an evolutionary trade-off between learning ability and competitiv...read more

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Tadpole
Competitive Behavior
Drosophila melanogaster
Genetics, Population
Crosses, Genetic
Inbreeding
Biological Evolution
Memory Training
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A fitness cost of learning ability in Drosophila melanogaster

Proceedings. Biological Sciences

Dec 7, 2003

Frederic Mery, Tadeusz J. Kawecki

PMID: 14667336

DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2003.2548

Abstract

Maintenance of substantial genetic variation for learning ability in many animal populations suggests that learning ability has fitness costs, but there is little empirical evidence for them. In this paper, we demonstrate an evolutionary trade-off between learning ability and competitiv...read more

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Tadpole
Competitive Behavior
Drosophila melanogaster
Genetics, Population
Crosses, Genetic
1
2
285

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