New article on harvesting-driven behavioral evolution in corn borers

Our latest results on the evolution of positive geotaxis in corn borers as a putative adaptation to the harvesting of corn by humans (see here for first article) have been published in Evolutionary Applications. We report that the Asian Corn Borer (the Eastern counterpart of the European Corn Borer, both having shifted to corn after its introduction into the two opposite ends of Eurasia) developed the same adaptive behavior, in an interesting instance of parallel evolution.

 

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