Effects of age on female reproductive success in Drosophila bipectinata

Somashekar, K. and Krishna, M. S. and Hegde, S. N. and Jayaramu, S. C. (2011) Effects of age on female reproductive success in Drosophila bipectinata. JOURNAL OF INSECT SCIENCE, 11. ISSN 1536-2442

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Female age influence on mating success, courtship activities, mating latency, copulation duration, fecundity, ovarioles number, and wing length has been studied using isofemale lines of Drosophila bipectinata collected at three different localities. It was observed that in all localities, middle-aged D. bipectinata females had significantly greater mating success, showed less rejection responses to courting male, mated faster, copulated longer, and had greater fecundity and ovariole number than young and old-aged females. Further, old-aged females had comparatively less fitness traits than young age females. This research suggests the occurrence of age specific female reproductive success as follows: middle-aged > young > old-aged.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: male preference; wing length; female age
Subjects: B Life Science > Zoology
Divisions: Department of > Zoology
Depositing User: Users 23 not found.
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2019 08:09
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2019 08:09
URI: http://eprints.uni-mysore.ac.in/id/eprint/2372

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