A Review of Evolution, Behavior, and Vision with an Experimental Evolution Study on Color Vision in Drosophila melanogaster
Master of Science
Date of Defense
Aimee Dunlap, PhD
Dr. Patricia G. Parker
Dr. Zuleyma Tang-Martinez
The first chapter of this thesis is to take a piece by piece look at the factors that contributed to the experimental evolution study that will be discussed in Chapter 2. Behavior, how that can affect experimental studies, and how biases can affect sensory systems and preference in subject species. Specifically visual sensory systems are described in detail, from the possible evolutionary histories, to major components that contribute to eye structure, form, and/or abilities. We discuss how to define color vision, and what are the prerequisites for color vision in species.
Marcus, Mellissa Ann, "A Review of Evolution, Behavior, and Vision with an Experimental Evolution Study on Color Vision in Drosophila melanogaster" (2016). Theses. 7.
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