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Title: Maintenance of inversion polymorphism in Drosophila melanogaster
Author: Semple, Colin A. M.
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 1994
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The work which is presented investigated the maintenance of inversion polymorphism in both real and simulated populations. Observations were made of a naturally occurring polymorphism for the common cosmopolitan inversion In(3R)P in populations of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. Male mating success and larval to adult viability were estimated in both inbred and outbred populations of Californian flies. In addition, departures from random mating were sought. Computer simulation of the maintenance of inversion polymorphism was also undertaken. The modelling examined the development of associative overdominance due to deleterious recessive mutations. The relevance of experimental and simulated results is discussed with regard to the existing literature.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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