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Physical and linkage maps for Drosophila serrata, a model species for studies of clinal adaptation and sexual selection

Stocker, A.J., Rusuwa, B.B., Blacket, M.J., Frentiu, F.D., Sullivan, M., Foley, B.R., Beatson, S., Hoffmann, A.A., & Chenoweth, S.F. (2012) Physical and linkage maps for Drosophila serrata, a model species for studies of clinal adaptation and sexual selection. G3 : Genes Genomes Genetics, 2(2), pp. 287-97.

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    Abstract

    Drosophila serrata is a member of the montium group, which contains more than 98 species and until recently was considered a subgroup within the melanogaster group. This Drosophila species is an emerging model system for evolutionary quantitative genetics and has been used in studies of species borders, clinal variation and sexual selection. Despite the importance of D. serrata as a model for evolutionary research, our poor understanding of its genome remains a significant limitation. Here, we provide a first-generation gene-based linkage map and a physical map for this species. Consistent with previous studies of other drosophilids we observed strong conservation of genes within chromosome arms homologous with D. melanogaster but major differences in within-arm synteny. These resources will be a useful complement to ongoing genome sequencing efforts and QTL mapping studies in this species

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    ID Code: 54075
    Item Type: Journal Article
    DOI: 10.1534/g3.111.001354
    ISSN: 2160-1836
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (060000)
    Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
    Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
    Deposited On: 12 Oct 2012 10:27
    Last Modified: 15 Oct 2012 08:59

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