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Title: Estimation of fitnesses at the alcohol dehydrogenase and α-glycerophosphate dehydrogenase loci in Drosophila melanogaster
Author: Stewart, J. A.
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 1979
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A two stage, sequential generation sampling method for fitness estimation in random mating Drosophila populations is described. Results of its application to the alcohol dehydrogenase and a glycerophosphate dehydrogenase polymorphisms in D. melanogaster under different conditions are presented. Populations maintained on medium supplemented with butan-2-ol show a decreased fitness of the S allele at the AE locus, relative to the F allele. No such effect is observed at the auk]1Q loom. Populations maintained on normal medium have been examined for fitness differences in fecundity, mating ability, egg to larval survival and larval to adult survival. No differences have been found between the alternative alleles at either polymorphic locus. These results are discussed and related to the current literature.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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