Success of mutant Drosophila at different sex ratios.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Relative courtship success of mutant Drosophila melanogaster males was found to vary with sex ratio. Males with one of three recessive mutants: White, vermilion, or vestigial, competed with wild type males for females. Female-biased sex ratios were associated with increased success of all three different mutant phenotypes relative to wild-type as compared to an unbiased sex ratio. There was no difference in the success of mutant males in the first or second half of the observation periods, which spanned one hour.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Just, J; Markow, T

Published Date

  • 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 110 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 51 - 53

PubMed ID

  • 2506150

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0018-0661

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1601-5223.1989.tb00416.x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England