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Science. 2019 Oct 11;366(6462). pii: eaaw9549. doi: 10.1126/science.aaw9549.

Response to Comment on "Cultural flies: Conformist social learning in fruitflies predicts long-lasting mate-choice traditions".

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1
Laboratoire Évolution et Diversité Biologique (EDB UMR 5174), Université de Toulouse, CNRS, IRD, 31062 Toulouse Cedex 9, France. etienne.danchin@univ-tlse3.fr.
2
Laboratoire Évolution et Diversité Biologique (EDB UMR 5174), Université de Toulouse, CNRS, IRD, 31062 Toulouse Cedex 9, France.
3
Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (IAST), Toulouse, France.
4
Centre de Recherches sur la Cognition Animale (CRCA), Centre de Biologie Intégrative (CBI), Université de Toulouse, CNRS, UPS, 31062 Toulouse Cedex 9, France.

Abstract

Thornquist and Crickmore claim that systematic experimental error may explain the results of Danchin and colleagues. Their claim rests on mistakes in their analyses, for which we provide corrections. We reassert that conformity in fruitflies predicts long-lasting mate-preference traditions.

PMID:
31601743
DOI:
10.1126/science.aaw9549
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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