Sexual conflict and reproductive isolation in flies

Hosken, D. J., Martin, O. Y., Wigby, S., Chapman, T. and Hodgson, D. J. (2009) Sexual conflict and reproductive isolation in flies. Biology Letters, 5 (5). pp. 697-699. ISSN 1744-957X

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Sexual conflict is predicted to generate more rapid reproductive isolation between larger populations. While there is some empirical support for this, the data are inconsistent and, additionally, there has been criticism of some of the evidence. Here we reanalyse two experimental-evolution datasets using an isolation index widely applied in the speciation literature. We find evidence for reproductive isolation through sexual conflict in Sepsis cynipsea, but not in Drosophila melanogaster, and this occurred to a greater degree in larger populations, which is consistent with previous findings.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Biological Sciences
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Centres > Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Organisms and the Environment
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2010 13:36
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2024 11:30
DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2009.0066

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