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Drosophila as models to understand the adaptive process during invasion

Show simple item record Gibert, P Hill, M Pascual, M Plantamp, C Terblanche, JS Yassin, A Sgro, CM 2018-07-11T15:00:17Z 2018-07-11T15:00:17Z 2016-02-22 2016-04
dc.identifier.citation Gibert, P, Hill, M, Pascual, M, Plantamp, C, Terblanche, JS , Yassin, A & Sgro, CM 2016, 'Drosophila as models to understand the adaptive process during invasion', Biological Invasions, Vol. 18, No. 4, pp 1089–1103, Viewed online11 July 2018, Springer, en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1387-3547
dc.description.abstract The last few decades have seen a growing number of species invasions globally, including many insect species. In drosophilids, there are several examples of successful invasions, i.e. Zaprionus indianus and Drosophila subobscura some decades ago, but the most recent and prominent example is the invasion of Europe and North America by the pest species, Drosophila suzukii. During the invasive process, species often encounter diverse environmental conditions that they must respond to, either through rapid genetic adaptive shifts or phenotypic plasticity, or by some combination of both. Consequently, invasive species constitute powerful models for investigating various questions related to the adaptive processes that underpin successful invasions. In this paper, we highlight how Drosophila have been and remain a valuable model group for understanding these underlying adaptive processes, and how they enable insight into key questions in invasion biology, including how quickly adaptive responses can occur when species are faced with new environmental conditions. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship National Research Foundation (South Africa) en_US
dc.format.extent Fig: i, 15 p. : iII. (some col.). en_US
dc.format.medium PDF en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Spring Link en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States *
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dc.subject Local adaptation en_US
dc.subject Phenotypic plasticity en_US
dc.subject Drosophila subobscura en_US
dc.subject Drosophila suzukii en_US
dc.subject Zaprionus indianus en_US
dc.title Drosophila as models to understand the adaptive process during invasion en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Springer Link en_US

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