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    Université de Fribourg

    Spatially varying selection shapes life history clines among populations of Drosophila melanogaster from sub-Saharan Africa

    Fabian, D. K. ; Lack, J. B. ; Mathur, V. ; Schlötterer, C. ; Schmidt, P. S. ; Pool, J. E. ; Flatt, Thomas

    In: Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 2015, vol. 28, no. 4, p. 826–840

    Clines in life history traits, presumably driven by spatially varying selection, are widespread. Major latitudinal clines have been observed, for example, in Drosophila melanogaster, an ancestrally tropical insect from Africa that has colonized temperate habitats on multiple continents. Yet, how geographic factors other than latitude, such as altitude or longitude, affect life history in this...