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Effects of assay conditions in life history experiments with Drosophila melanogaster
 

Summary: Effects of assay conditions in life history experiments
with Drosophila melanogaster
M. ACKERMANN,* R. BIJLSMA, A. C. JAMES,à L. PARTRIDGE,§ B. J. ZWAAN± &
S. C. STEARNS*
*Zoology Institute, University of Basel, Rheinsprung 9, Basel, Switzerland
Department of Genetics, University of Groningen, Kerklaan 30, Haren, the Netherlands
àThe Field Museum, Chicago, IL, USA
§Department of Biology, University College London, Galton Laboratory, Wolfson House, London, UK
±Institute for Evolutionary and Ecological Sciences, Section Evolutionary Biology, Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands
Introduction
To understand the evolution of life histories, we must
know the relations between life history traits that
constrain the simultaneous evolutionary change of two
or more of these traits. These constraining relationships
can be estimated via phenotypic correlations, experi-
mental manipulation, genetic correlations from sib ana-
lysis or as correlated responses to selection. Selection
experiments on life histories in Drosophila melanogaster
have contributed to the controversy about correlated
responses to selection. Inconsistencies concerning corre-

  

Source: Ackermann, Martin - Institut für Integrative Biologie, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETHZ)

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine