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Oviposition site preference in four species of Drosophila.
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PMID:  8359855     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Oviposition site preference which is an important aspect of nonsexual behaviour of adult females was studied in four species of Drosophila, viz. D. ananassae, D. bipectinata, D. malerkotliana and D. biarmipes. The number of eggs laid by females in food vials was counted for 20 days. In each species, eggs were counted in both central and peripheral areas of culture medium. Eggs were also separated into two groups: deposited on the surface of food medium and inserted into the surface of culture medium. Greater proportion of eggs was oviposited in peripheral area of food medium and were inserted into the surface of the medium by females of all the four species. However, there are interspecies variations with respect to oviposition site preference. Further, these species show variation with respect to total fecundity. D. ananassae lays maximum number of eggs whereas D. biarmipes shows lowest rate of fecundity.
T Srivastava; B N Singh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of experimental biology     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0019-5189     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J. Exp. Biol.     Publication Date:  1993 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-09-30     Completed Date:  1993-09-30     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0233411     Medline TA:  Indian J Exp Biol     Country:  INDIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  460-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Zoology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India.
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MeSH Terms
Drosophila / physiology*
Oviposition / physiology*
Species Specificity

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