Doğu Akdeniz Bölgesinden Örneklenen İstilacı Tür Zaprionus Tuberculatus'Da (Diptera:Drosophilidae) Eşleşme Başarısı Karakterleri ve Aralarındaki İlişkilerin Saptanması
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Zaprionus tuberculatus Malloch, 1932 is an invasive dipteran (Drosophilidae) with a wide distribution throughout the tropics and temperate Afrotropical and Palearctic regions. The first record of Z. tuberculatus, Turkey was reported in 2012 in Adana. This study is the first to characterize some mating success components of Z. tuberculatus in both sexes and across two different altitudinal populations. Phenotypic data shows that significant between-population differences are exist in some traits such as body size, copulation duration and testis length. In addition, narrow-sense heritability, evolvability, phenotypic and genetic correlations between mating success components were estimated in both populations, also there are highly significant correlations between testis length and body size of both sexes. It seems that testis length, which exhibits high among-species differentiation in Zapronius genus, may have an important role in mating success of Z. tuberculatus.