Effect of different light regimes on fitness of two species of Drosophila montium subgroup

Shereen Kouser and Shakunthala, V. and Hegde, S. N. (2015) Effect of different light regimes on fitness of two species of Drosophila montium subgroup. BIOLOGICAL RHYTHM RESEARCH, 46 (3). pp. 379-387. ISSN 1744-4179

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Most organisms possess ``biological chronometers'' in the form of circadian clocks. Organism possessing circadian clock gains fitness advantage in two ways, by synchronizing its behavior through physiological process and secondly by coordinating its internal metabolic process. Environmental manipulations of circadian clocks have been shown to affect many life-history-related traits. Life-history traits are important components of fitness. To enhance individual fitness, organism has to synchronize the physiology with the surrounding environment. The present investigations were made to understand whether rhythm changes affect fitness of two co-existing species of montium a subgroup of Drosophila. The stocks were maintained at 20 +/- 1 degrees C with 75% RH. Fitness such as fecundity, male lifetime fertility, female lifetime fertility, and longevity was assessed in LD (light/dark), LL (continuous light), and DD (continuous dark) for 15 and 30th generations. Fecundity was assessed in 25 pairs of flies for 20days, and fertility and longevity was assessed in 10 pairs of flies until lifetime. The result revealed differential effect of light regimes on the two different species of Drosophila. Although the two species are related, effect of the three light regimes, LD, LL, and DD on them was different. It is evident that these two species although genetically related exhibit different responses to different light regimes.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Life Science > Zoology
Divisions: Department of > Zoology
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Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2019 09:58
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2021 10:58
URI: http://eprints.uni-mysore.ac.in/id/eprint/2726

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