Translator Disclaimer
1 July 2005 A STUDY OF CANALIZATION AND DEVELOPMENTAL STABILITY IN THE STERNOPLEURAL BRISTLE SYSTEM OF DROSOPHILA MELANOGASTER
Author Affiliations +
Abstract

Among the explanations for minimizing the effects of extraneous variation has been canalization and developmental stability. However, there is little agreement as to whether these two processes reflect a common set of mechanisms. This confusion is inflated due to the lack of consensus as to a precise definition of canalization. In this study, canalization in the sternopleural bristle system is used to investigate the relationships between measures of canalization and developmental stability by comparing how a panel of naturally derived lines responds to both genetic and environmental perturbations. No evidence for a common mechanism between the different measures of canalization was observed. Furthermore, a hypothesis regarding a common mechanism for environmental and genetic canalization was tested, and no evidence was found to support it. However, there is evidence for a relationship between at least one form of canalization and developmental stability.

Ian Dworkin "A STUDY OF CANALIZATION AND DEVELOPMENTAL STABILITY IN THE STERNOPLEURAL BRISTLE SYSTEM OF DROSOPHILA MELANOGASTER," Evolution 59(7), 1500-1509, (1 July 2005). https://doi.org/10.1554/04-550
Received: 7 September 2004; Accepted: 6 May 2005; Published: 1 July 2005
JOURNAL ARTICLE
10 PAGES

This article is only available to subscribers.
It is not available for individual sale.
+ SAVE TO MY LIBRARY

SHARE
ARTICLE IMPACT
RIGHTS & PERMISSIONS
Get copyright permission
Back to Top