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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 108, No. s1, 2013, pp. 74-79
Bioline Code: oc13190
Full paper language: English
Document type: Review Article
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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 108, No. s1, 2013, pp. 74-79

 en When population and evolutionary genetics met behaviour
Costa, Rodolfo & Stanewsky, Ralf


In this review, we analyse the impact of a population and evolutionary genetics approach on the study of insect behaviour. Our attention is focused on the model organism Drosophila melanogaster check for this species in other resources and several other insect species. In particular, we explore the relationship between rhythmic behaviours and the molecular evolution of clock and ion channel genes.

population genetics; evolutionary genetics; behaviour; Lutzomyia longipalpis; period gene; cacophony; Drosophila melanogaster

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