An expressed sequence tag (EST) library for Drosophila serrata, a model system for sexual selection and climatic adaptation studies
Frentiu, F.D., Adamski, M., McGraw, E.A., Blows, M.W., & Chenoweth, S.F. (2009) An expressed sequence tag (EST) library for Drosophila serrata, a model system for sexual selection and climatic adaptation studies. BMC Genomics, 10(40).
The native Australian fly Drosophila serrata belongs to the highly speciose montium subgroup of the melanogaster species group. It has recently emerged as an excellent model system with which to address a number of important questions, including the evolution of traits under sexual selection and traits involved in climatic adaptation along latitudinal gradients. Understanding the molecular genetic basis of such traits has been limited by a lack of genomic resources for this species. Here, we present the first expressed sequence tag (EST) collection for D. serrata that will enable the identification of genes underlying sexually-selected phenotypes and physiological responses to environmental change and may help resolve controversial phylogenetic relationships within the montium subgroup.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||expressed sequence tags, adaptation, evolutionary genetics|
|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 11:01|
|Last Modified:||15 Oct 2012 10:26|
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