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Non-independence of individuals in a population of Drosophila melanogaster: effects on spatial distribution and dispersal.
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PMID:  11291308     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We used a simple quadrat analysis to globally categorise the spatial distribution of Drosophila melanogaster individuals. Individuals were spatially aggregated and this was not only due to sexual attraction. This aggregation seemed to be maintained during dispersal, hence explaining the great variability of this behaviour observed in our work and by other authors. Thus, individuals are expected to arrive as small groups into a new patch. This may induce costs through competition and benefits by ensuring the presence of reproductive mates and/or if there is a phenomenon of local resource enhancement by the presence of conspecifics, hence influencing the evolution of dispersal.
A Lefranc; B Jeune; M Thomas-Orillard; E Danchin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Comptes rendus de l'Académie des sciences. Série III, Sciences de la vie     Volume:  324     ISSN:  0764-4469     ISO Abbreviation:  C. R. Acad. Sci. III, Sci. Vie     Publication Date:  2001 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-04-06     Completed Date:  2001-06-28     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503078     Medline TA:  C R Acad Sci III     Country:  France    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  219-27     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratoire d'écologie, CNRS UMR 7625, université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie-Paris-VI, bâtiment A, case 237, 7, quai Saint-Bernard, 75252 Paris, France.
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MeSH Terms
Circadian Rhythm
Drosophila melanogaster* / physiology
Sexual Behavior, Animal
Social Behavior

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