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Genetics of Mate Choice: From Sexual Selection to Sexual Isolation

Series: Contemporary Issues in Genetics and Evolution Volume: 9

Edited By: William J Etges and Mohamed AF Noor

260 pages, Figs, tabs

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Hardback | Dec 2002 | #137421 | ISBN: 1402010222
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This collection of papers discusses burgeoning genetic, evolutionary, and ecological approaches to understanding the origins of mating discrimination and causes of premating reproductive isolation both within and between species.


Preface. Divergence in mate choice systems: does evolution play by rules? W.J. Etges. Recombination and the divergence of hybridizing species; D. Ortiz-Barrientos, J. Reiland, J. Hey, M.A.F. Noor. The evolution of hybrid infertility: perpetual coevolution between gender-specific and sexually antagonistic genes; W.R. Rice, A.K. Chippindale. Modelling the evolution of female choice strategies under inbreeding conditions; K. Reinhold. Single gene mutations in Drosophila: what can they tell us about the evolution of sexual behaviour? C.P. Kyriacou. Sexual signaling and speciation, a microevolutionary perspective; C.R.B. Boake. Reproductive isolation in natural populations of Drosophila melanogaster from Brazzaville (Congo); W. Haerty, J.M. Jallon, J. Rouault, C. Bazin, P. Capy. Genetics of sexual isolation based on courtship song between two sympatric species: Drosophila ananassae and D. pallidosa; H. Yamada, M. Matsuda, Y. Oguma. Evolutionary experiments on mate recognition in the Drosophila serrata species complex; M.W. Blows, M. Higgie. Herbivorous insects: model systems for the comparative study of speciation ecology; D.J. Funk, K.E. Filchak, J.L. Feder. The inheritance of mating songs in two cryptic, sibling lacewing species (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae: Chrysoperla); C.S. Henry, M.L. Martinez Wells, K.E. Holsinger. Divergence and reproductive isolation in the early stages of speciation; T. Tregenza. Genetic and behavioral components of the cryptic species boundary between Laupala cerasina and L. kohalensis (Orthoptera: Gryllidae); T.C. Mendelson, K.L. Shaw. Domesticated birds as a model for the genetics of speciation by sexual selection; T.D. Price. Patterns of inheritance of mating signals in interspecific hybrids between sailfin and shortfin mollies (Poediluidae: Poecilia: Mollienesia); M.B. Ptacek. Variation in female mate choice within guppy populations: population divergence, multiple ornaments and the maintenance of polymorphism; R. Brooks. Sexual isolation and speciation in bacteria; F.M. Cohan. Mutation and premating isolation; R.C. Woodruff, J.N. Thompson Jr. Female choice in Drosophila: evidence from Hawaii and implications for evolutionary biology; H.L. Carson. Acknowledgements for refereeing. Subject and species index.

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