Effects of Gamma Radiation on Mating Competitiveness and Behavior of Drosophila melanogaster Males
Authors: HENNEBERRY, T. J.; MCGOVERN, W. L.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 56, Number 6, December 1963 , pp. 739-741(3)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Immediately after treatment 3- to 4-day-old males of Drosophila melanogaster Meigen exposed to 16 kr. (kiloroentgens) of gamma radiation did not mate as readily or as many times with virgin females as untreasted males or males exposed to 8 kr. However, males exposed to 16 kr. Recovered within 24 hours and normal mating frequency and behavior occurred. When male flies exposed to 16 kr. Were held for 24 hours before mating, the number of mating. per day was not affected and there was very little effect on mating competitiveness of these males as compared with untreated males.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: December 1963
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