Linking Genomics and Ecology to Investigate the Complex Evolution of an Invasive Drosophila Pest

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Ometto, Lino; Cestaro, Alessandro; Ramasamy, Sukanya; Grassi, Alberto; Revadi, Santosh; Siozios, Stefanos; Moretto, Marco; Fontana, Paolo; Varotto, Claudio; Pisani, Davide; Dekker, Teun; Wrobel, Nicola; Viola, Roberto; Pertot, Ilaria; Cavalieri, Duccio; Blaxter, Mark; Anfora, Gianfranco; Rota-Stabelli, Omar;
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Journal: Genome Biology and Evolution,volume 5,issue 4,pages745-757 (issn: 1759-6653, eissn: 1759-6653)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3641628, doi: 10.1093/gbe/evt034
  • Subject: population genetics | molecular clocks | Research Article | genome evolution | dN/dS ratio | Settore BIO/18 - Genetica | draft genome | Sophophora. | Sophophora phylogeny | Phylogenomics

Drosophilid fruit flies have provided science with striking cases of behavioral adaptation and genetic innovation. A recent example is the invasive pest Drosophila suzukii, which, unlike most other Drosophila, lays eggs and feeds on undamaged, ripening fruits. This not ... View more