Courtship Behavior Rating

Brian Ring bring at FREENET.TLH.FL.US
Tue Sep 8 22:36:11 EST 1998


Earl,
	I think this topic was defined in the "super-male" study by
evolutionist in Hawaii a few years ago. A real good control would be to
extract the chemical (hormone/phermone) from this isolated species
(isolated by untouched volcanic regions) at least for a pilot screen. The
courtship behavior was really coooool...the males extended their abdomens
over their thorax to present the responsive females a tasty chemical (that
was the hypothesis). Apparently, only super-males could mate (probably a
recessive allele) and females would deny all others. If you could define
this at the molecular or biochemical level, you would save the geneticist
a lot of time collecting virgins...imagine....an automated virgin
collector! 
	Well, good luck,

Brian Ring @ the bio zoo
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address:
Dept.of Biology
Bio Unit 1
Florida State University
Tallahassee, Fla. 32306-2043
email:
bring at freenet1.scri.fsu.edu
bring at bio.fsu.edu

On 8 Sep 1998, Earl Nishiguchi wrote:

> Date: 8 Sep 1998 15:49:57 -0700
> From: Earl Nishiguchi <earln at hawaii.edu>
> To: dros at net.bio.net
> Subject: Courtship Behavior Rating
> 
> Looking for a simple protocol to record or measure courtship behavior of
> drosophila.  We want to see if certain chemicals will affect the courtship
> behavior (or any other behaviors for that matter) of drosophila.
> 
> Any information will be greatly appreciated.
> 
> Earl
> 
> 
> 




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