Genetic analysis of the contributions of individual chromosomes to the expression of mating behavior traits in Drosophila melanogaster

Genetic analysis of the contributions of individual chromosomes to the expression of mating... The model of isogenous strains with chromosome substitutions has been used to estimate the relative contributions of the X chromosome and autosomes (chromosomes 2 and 3) to the control of some mating behavior traits in Drosophila melanogaster. It has been found that the male sexual activity (SA), female sexual receptivity (SR), and copulation latency (CL) are determined by interaction between X-chromosome and autosomal genes, whereas the copulation duration (CD) is mainly controlled by the X-chromosome genes. The synthesized isogenous strains have been shown to be more similar to hybrids than to the original strains. In the offspring with hybrid genotypes, the relationships between all traits are less stable, which may be related with an increase in the heterozygosity level and changes in genetic homeostasis. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Genetics Springer Journals

Genetic analysis of the contributions of individual chromosomes to the expression of mating behavior traits in Drosophila melanogaster

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SP MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica
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Copyright © 2008 by Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.
Subject
Biomedicine; Microbial Genetics and Genomics; Human Genetics ; Animal Genetics and Genomics
ISSN
1022-7954
eISSN
1608-3369
D.O.I.
10.1134/S1022795408020075
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Abstract

The model of isogenous strains with chromosome substitutions has been used to estimate the relative contributions of the X chromosome and autosomes (chromosomes 2 and 3) to the control of some mating behavior traits in Drosophila melanogaster. It has been found that the male sexual activity (SA), female sexual receptivity (SR), and copulation latency (CL) are determined by interaction between X-chromosome and autosomal genes, whereas the copulation duration (CD) is mainly controlled by the X-chromosome genes. The synthesized isogenous strains have been shown to be more similar to hybrids than to the original strains. In the offspring with hybrid genotypes, the relationships between all traits are less stable, which may be related with an increase in the heterozygosity level and changes in genetic homeostasis.

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Russian Journal of GeneticsSpringer Journals

Published: Mar 25, 2011

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