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  • Evolution of divergent female mating preference in response to experimental sexual selection 

    Debelle, Allan; Ritchie, Michael G.; Snook, Rhonda R. (2014-09) - Journal article
    Sexual selection is predicted to drive the coevolution of mating signals and preferences (mating traits) within populations, and could play a role in speciation if sexual isolation arises due to mating trait divergence ...
  • Evolution of the multifaceted eukaryotic akirin gene family 

    Macqueen, Daniel J.; Johnston, Ian A. (2009-02-06) - Journal article
    Background: Akirins are nuclear proteins that form part of an innate immune response pathway conserved in Drosophila and mice. This studies aim was to characterise the evolution of akirin gene structure and protein function ...
  • Genetic tools for studying adaptation and the evolution of behavior 

    Boake, C R B; Arnold, S J; Breden, F; Meffert, L M; Ritchie, M G; Taylor, B J; Wolf, J B; Moore, A J (2002-12) - Journal item
    The rapid expansion of genomic and molecular genetic techniques in model organisms, and the application of these techniques to organisms that are less well studied genetically, make it possible to understand the genetic ...
  • Male-specific fruitless isoforms target neurodevelopmental genes to specify a sexually dimorphic nervous system 

    Neville, Megan C.; Nojima, Tetsuya; Ashley, Elizabeth; Parker, Darren J.; Walker, John; Southall, Tony; Van de Sande, Bram; Marques, Ana C.; Fischer, Bettina; Brand, Andrea H.; Russell, Steven; Ritchie, Michael G.; Aerts, Stein; Goodwin, Stephen F. (2014-01-16) - Journal article
    Background: In Drosophila, male courtship behavior is regulated in large part by the gene fruitless (fru). fru encodes a set of putative transcription factors that promote male sexual behavior by controlling the development ...