A mutation which changes courtship song in Drosophila melanogaster

Behav Genet. 1977 May;7(3):251-9. doi: 10.1007/BF01066278.


A mutant Drosophila melanogaster with an aberrant courtship song has been isolated. The interval between pulses and the length of the pulses are increased. The pulses are polycyclic rather than monocyclic. Flight wingbeat and sine song frequency remain unchanged. The mutation is mapped and fate-mapped. The results from the latter investigation are inconclusive.

MeSH terms

  • Animal Communication*
  • Animals
  • Chromosome Mapping
  • Chromosomes
  • Drosophila melanogaster / physiology*
  • Genes, Recessive
  • Genetic Linkage
  • Male
  • Mutation*
  • Sex Chromosomes
  • Sexual Behavior, Animal / physiology*