|Extra-Pair Copulation-Seeking Behavior in Purple Martins, Progne subis subis: The Relatedness Hypothesis
||Although socially monogamous, both male and female Purple Martins, Progne subis subis, seek extra-pair copulations (EPCs) resulting in multiple-sired broods (Morton 1990; Wagner et al. 1996). Although numerous studies have attempted to explain this b...
|Postzygotic sexual isolation among populations of Drosophila ananassae and Drosophila pallidosa from Indonesia, Australia, Fiji, and Samoa
||Drosophila ananassae inhabits most of the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. In contrast to D. melanogaster and D. simulans, populations of D. ananassae exhibit a distinct genetic populat...
|The impact of endoparasitic Wolbachia on the evolution of reproductive barriers during speciation in Drosophila ananassae from Southeast Asia and the South Pacific
||There is still much work to be done in Biology to study and understand the mechanisms that drive the generation of new species. The model organism Drosophila ananassae represents and ideal model to untangle these issues. Previous genetic and mate dis...
|Se-ing bacteria in a new light: investigating selenium metabolism in Bacillus selenitireducens MLS10
||Prokaryotes metabolize selenium in two significant ways. One way prokaryotes metabolize selenium is through incorporation into the 21st amino acid selenocysteine (Sec), which is inserted into proteins co-translationally. Additionally, many prokaryote...