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Genetic variation for oviposition behavior in Drosophila melanogaster. II. Oviposition preferences and differential survival.
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PMID:  2126926     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Several behavioral traits connected with oviposition were studied in Drosophila melanogaster strains which ahd been kept on regular and ethanol-supplemented food. All strains preferred food with a low agar content for oviposition, though this tendency was more pronounced in an ethanol-adapted strain. Oviposition on regular and ethanol-supplemented food was tested both under choice and no-choice conditions. Though dependent on the alcohol dehydrogenase genotype adapted strains in general preferred ethanol food, while control strains preferred regular food. There was a strong tendency for oviposition on the vertical sides, when food blocks were offered. This tendency was more pronounced in the ethanol adapted strains. For egg insertion (for which the genetic basis was analyzed in the preceding paper; Kamping and van Delden, 1990), it was shown that inserted eggs laid on ethanol food hatched more often than noninserted eggs. The adaptive significance of the genetic differences in oviposition behavioral traits is discussed.
W van Delden; A Kamping
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Behavior genetics     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0001-8244     ISO Abbreviation:  Behav. Genet.     Publication Date:  1990 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-03-27     Completed Date:  1991-03-27     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0251711     Medline TA:  Behav Genet     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  661-73     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Genetics, University of Groningen, Haren, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Alcohol Dehydrogenase / genetics
Alcohol Drinking / genetics
Drosophila melanogaster / genetics*
Genetic Variation / genetics*
Oviposition / genetics*
Reg. No./Substance:
EC Dehydrogenase

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