May 1, 1979

A survey of intra- and interspecific variation for pupation height in Drosophila

Behavior Genetics
T A Markow

Abstract

Pupation heights of various natural and laboratory populations of Drosophila melanogaster, D. simulans, and D. pseudoobscura were observed in the laboratory under conditions of continuous darkness or continuous light. Generally higher mean pupation heights were observed under conditions of darkness. D. melanogaster tended to pupate higher than the D. pseudoobscura populations, and D. pseudoobscura tended to pupate higher than D. simulans. The order of these species differences was similar whether pupation was measured in light or in darkness. Results of selection for pupation height in D. melanogaster suggest the presence of genetic variation for this character. The possibility that a relationship exists between adult and larval behaviors was explored by measuring the pupation heights of larvae from strains selected for geotactic behavior as adults, and also by measuring geotaxis of adults from strains selected for pupation height.

Mentioned in this Paper

Gravitaxis
Behavior, Animal
Drosophila simulans
Drosophila
Diplopterygium simulans
Larva
Drosophila pseudoobscura
Light
Dioscorea simulans
Pupa

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