Black garden ant L. niger is known as a dominant species of urban ant fauna in Europe. Successful propagation of L. niger in transformed ecosystems was associated with behavioral traits in many surveys; however, molecular and genetic basis of such adaptation was never studied. In the present study, genomes of populations from the city of Moscow and natural habitats of Moscow oblast are compared. Pooled samples from rural and urban habitats are collected and sequenced with Illumina HiSeq. SNP frequency, Tajima’s D, and fixation index are estimated with PoPoolation and Popoolation2 software. SNP frequencies are significantly different in 64 genes according to Fisher’s exact test. Some of these genes are detected as affected by recent selection. Out of 64 genes, 26 encode retrotransposon proteins. The genes of immune response to viral and fungal infections, fatty acid synthases, and elements of the Hippo/Fat pathway have different SNP frequencies between populations. Certain retrotransposon genes also can be under selection. It is important to note that repressors and mediators of RNA polymerase II are significantly different between urban and rural populations of L. niger. These genes can influence retrotransposon mobility.
Russian Journal of Genetics – Springer Journals
Published: Mar 12, 2018
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera