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Table 1 Average melanization rating of dorsal abdominal bands of female and male Drosophila suzukii seasonal morphs

From: Seasonal cues induce phenotypic plasticity of Drosophila suzukii to enhance winter survival

Seasonal morph and sexb Melanization ratinga
Abdominal segment
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Summer female 1.1 2.0 1.9 1.8*, c 4.6
Winter female 2.8 2.9 3.5 5.0 5.0
Summer male 1.4 2.1 2.6* 5.0 5.0
Winter male 3.5 3.6 4.9 5.0 5.0
  1. n = 13 for winter male and female; n = 17 for summer male and female
  2. aMelanization rating based on visual rating of the thickness of the transverse dark line of each dorsal abdominal segment (Additional file 1: Figure S1): 1 thin dark line, 5 completely dark
  3. bSummer morphs were reared at 16:8 L:D and 20 °C; winter morphs were reared at 12:12 L:D and 10 °C
  4. cMeans followed by an asterisk are significantly different within a sex (t test, P ≤ 0.05)