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Table 4 Effect of shortening day-length and decrease in temperature on female Drosophila suzukii wing length and abdominal melanization over two generations

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

Environmental parameters Wing length (mm)a Melanization rating of segment 4a
Parental (F0) Offspring (F1)
Day-length (L:D) Temp (°C) Day-length (L:D) Temp (°C)
16:8 20    2.1 c 3.1 b
   12:12 10 2.9 a 4.8 a
   12:12 20 2.5 b 2.2 c
  1. aMean values within a column followed by the same letter are not significantly different, ANOVA: Wing length: F = 134.31; df = 2, 38; P < 0.0001. Melanization rating: F = 48.38; df = 2, 42; P < 0.0001. Tukey. n = 5 for each mean