Behavioural genetics: Molecular genetics meets feeding ecology

Linda Partridge, Carla M. Sgrò

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Fruit fly larvae occur as either 'rovers', which move a long way to find food, or 'sitters', which stay within a more restricted area. This polymorphism is determined by alleles of a cyclic GMP-dependent protein kinase gene; rovers are at an advantage in crowded populations, while sitters have the edge at low population density.

Original languageEnglish
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998
Externally publishedYes

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