Rosewell, J. and Shorrocks, B.
|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8312.1987.tb00438.x|
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Adult survival rates were estimated in field populations of domestic Drosophila species by means of multiple capture-recapture experiments. Micronized fluorescent dusts were used as marking agents and analysis used the Fisher-Ford model: the assumptions of this model are justified using evidence from this study and the literature. Survival rates were commonly 0.45-0.85 per day, suggesting that mean life expectancy for adult flies is from 1.3 to 6.2 days in natural populations. No consistent differences in survival between sexes or seasons were demonstrated. The implications of low natural survival rates are discussed.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||1987 The Linnean Society of London|
|Keywords:||Drosophila; population size; survival rates; field populations; capture-recapture experiments;|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)|
|Depositing User:||Jonathan Rosewell|
|Date Deposited:||02 Jul 2009 15:45|
|Last Modified:||02 Aug 2016 13:29|
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