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A fitness cost of learning ability in Drosophila melanogaster

Proceedings. Biological Sciences

Dec 12, 2003

F Mery, Tadeusz J Kawecki

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

Proceedings. Biological Sciences

Dec 12, 2003

F 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

Mentioned in this Paper

Inbreeding
Tadpole
Competitive Behavior
Memory Training
Crosses, Genetic
Drosophila melanogaster
Biological Evolution
Genetics, Population
1
2
289

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