Behavioral Phylogenies and the Direction of Evolution

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Science  22 Apr 1983:
Vol. 220, Issue 4595, pp. 372-378
DOI: 10.1126/science.220.4595.372


A model for using mate preference data to deduce the direction of evolution between populations related by founder events or population bottlenecks is examined. Data from a wide range of organisms satisfying the necessary constraints of population structure are compatible with the model developed by K. Y. Kaneshiro from studies of Hawaiian Drosophila.