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

Arnaud Pocheville, Sabine Noebel, Guillaume Isabel, and Etienne Danchin


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.

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Science, vol. 366, n. 6462, October 11, 2019