The evolutionary history of drosophila buzzatii. XXXII. linkage disequilibrium between allozymes and chromosome inversions in two colonizing populations

E. Betrán, J. E. Quezada-Díaz, A. Ruiz, M. Santos, A. Fontdevila

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Abstract

Chromosome polymorphism in Drosophila buzzatii is under selection but the genes responsible for the effect of the inversions on fitness are unknown. On the other hand, there is evidence for selection on several allozyme loci but the presence of paracentric inversions on the second chromosome, where most of the polymorphic loci are located, complicates the interpretation. Studies of the associations between allozymes and inversions are thus necessary to help understand the effect of selection at both the chromosomal and allozymic level. Until now this kind of information has only been available in D. buzzatii for two loci, Est-1 and Est-2, in Australian populations. Here we describe the genetic constitution of two Old World populations, Carboneras and Colera. Emphasis has been placed on the analysis of the linkage disequilibria between the second chromosome arrangements and three allozyme loci, Est-2, Pept-2 and Aldox, located on this chromosome. In addition, the recombination frequencies between the loci, and between the loci and the inversion breakpoints, have been estimated and a genetic map of the three loci has been produced. The two populations differ in allele and arrangement frequencies, as well as in the pattern of one-locus disequilibria. Est-2 and Aldox are associated with the second chromosome arrangements in both populations. On the other hand, Pept-2 is associated with the inversions in Colera but not in Carboneras. The gametic associations among the three loci are discussed taking into account the position of these loci on the chromosome map and the lack of recombination in the heterokaryotypes. © 1995 The Genetical Society of Great Britain.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)188-199
JournalHeredity
Volume74
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1995

Keywords

  • Allozymes
  • Cactophilic drosophila
  • Chromosome inversions
  • Colonization
  • Drosophila buzzatii
  • Linkage disequilibrium

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