Genetic variation in pre-mating period of the mass-reared melon fly, Bactrocera cucurbitae (Diptera: Tephritidae)

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Abstract

Genetic variability of the pre-mating period in the mass-reared melon fly was evaluated by a quantitative genetic method for each sex. Males had heritable variation in pre-mating period, whereas in females no significant heritability was found. The long-term mass-reared melon flies had a shorter pre-mating period than the short-term reared flies. Possible selection pressure on flies during the mass-rearing of the Okinawa Prefecture is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-33
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Entomology and Zoology
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1998
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bactrocera cucurbitae
  • Heritability
  • Pre-mating period
  • Quantitative genetics
  • Sib analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Insect Science

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