Drosophila persimilis

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  1. Avila V, Marion de Procé S, Campos J, Borthwick H, Charlesworth B, Betancourt A. Faster-X effects in two Drosophila lineages. Genome Biol Evol. 2014;6:2968-82 pubmed publisher
    ..pseudoobscura and its close relative, Drosophila persimilis. An analysis of polymorphism data on a set of genes from D...
  2. Gredler J, Hish A, Noor M. Temporal Stability of Molecular Diversity Measures in Natural Populations of Drosophila pseudoobscura and Drosophila persimilis. J Hered. 2015;106:407-11 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we compare genetic diversity in wild caught populations of Drosophila persimilis and Drosophila pseudoobscura collected 16 years apart at the same time of year and same site at 4 X-linked ..
  3. Haring E, Hagemann S, Lankinen P, Pinsker W. The phylogenetic position of Drosophila eskoi deduced from P element and Adh sequence data. Hereditas. 1998;128:235-44 pubmed
    ..bifasciata/D. imaii. This result is in good accordance with the P element data, where high sequence similarity (95%) was found among the T-type elements of D. eskoi and those of D. ambigua and D. tristis. ..
  4. Anderson W, Ayala F, Michod R. Chromosomal and allozymic diagnosis of three species of Drosophila. Drosophila pseudoobscura, D. persimilis, and D. miranda. J Hered. 1977;68:71-4 pubmed
    ..pseudoobscura, D. persimilis, and D. miranda in two ways: by differences in the banding sequence of salivary chromosomes, and by the frequencies of allozymes at certain diagnostic loci. ..
  5. Inomata N, Tachida H, Yamazaki T. Molecular evolution of the Amy multigenes in the subgenus Sophophora of Drosophila. Mol Biol Evol. 1997;14:942-50 pubmed
    ..The heterogeneity in the relative numbers of synonymous and replacement substitutions among the lineages was found. Possible roles of selection in the sequence evolution of the Amy gene are discussed. ..
  6. Albalat R, Marfany G, Gonzalez Duarte R. Analysis of nucleotide substitutions and amino acid conservation in the Drosophila Adh genomic region. Genetica. 1994;94:27-36 pubmed
    ..Key residues for dehydrogenasic function are also found in ADH-DUP, thus pointing to a dehydrogenase activity for ADH-DUP, albeit very different from that of ADH. ..
  7. Noor M, Michalak P, Donze D. Characterization of a male-predominant antisense transcript underexpressed in hybrids of Drosophila pseudoobscura and D. persimilis. Genetics. 2003;165:1823-30 pubmed
    ..pseudoobscura lineage and that its underexpression in sterile hybrid males may cause an overproduction of TRAP100 protein, possibly yielding deleterious effects. ..
  8. Dorit R, Ayala F. ADH evolution and the phylogenetic footprint. J Mol Evol. 1995;40:658-62 pubmed
  9. Yi S, Charlesworth B. A selective sweep associated with a recent gene transposition in Drosophila miranda. Genetics. 2000;156:1753-63 pubmed
    ..This explanation is supported by the pattern of within-species sequence variation at exu1 and the nearby exu2 locus. The implications of this phenomenon for genome evolution are discussed. ..

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  1. Schaeffer S, Miller E. Estimates of gene flow in Drosophila pseudoobscura determined from nucleotide sequence analysis of the alcohol dehydrogenase region. Genetics. 1992;132:471-80 pubmed
    ..pseudoobscura. The nucleotide diversity data is consistent with direct and indirect measures of gene flow that show extensive dispersal between populations of D. pseudoobscura...
  2. Machado C, Haselkorn T, Noor M. Evaluation of the genomic extent of effects of fixed inversion differences on intraspecific variation and interspecific gene flow in Drosophila pseudoobscura and D. persimilis. Genetics. 2007;175:1289-306 pubmed publisher
    ..persimilis and near one breakpoint, consistent with a scenario in which this inversion arose and was fixed in this species by natural selection...
  3. Machado C, Hey J. The causes of phylogenetic conflict in a classic Drosophila species group. Proc Biol Sci. 2003;270:1193-202 pubmed publisher
  4. Innan H, Stephan W. Selection intensity against deleterious mutations in RNA secondary structures and rate of compensatory nucleotide substitutions. Genetics. 2001;159:389-99 pubmed
    ..The model is applied to the mRNA secondary structure of the bicoid 3' untranslated region of Drosophila. It is concluded that average selection intensity Ns against single deleterious mutations is not likely to be much larger than 1...
  5. Noor M, Johnson N, Hey J. Gene flow between Drosophila pseudoobscura and D. persimilis. Evolution. 2000;54:2174-5; discussion 2176-7 pubmed
  6. Ramos Onsins S, Segarra C, Rozas J, Aguad M. Molecular and chromosomal phylogeny in the obscura group of Drosophila inferred from sequences of the rp49 gene region. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 1998;9:33-41 pubmed publisher
    ..guanche (together with inversion g) and in D. madeirensis, is ancestral to gene arrangements O3 + 4 and Ost present in extant populations of D. subobscura...
  7. King L. The role of gene conversion in determining sequence variation and divergence in the Est-5 gene family in Drosophila pseudoobscura. Genetics. 1998;148:305-15 pubmed
    ..However, McDonald-Kreitman tests based on intraspecific gene comparisons indicate that positive selection on amino acids has accompanied Est-5 gene duplication and divergence in D. pseudoobscura...
  8. Schaeffer S, Miller E. Nucleotide sequence analysis of Adh genes estimates the time of geographic isolation of the Bogota population of Drosophila pseudoobscura. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1991;88:6097-101 pubmed
    ..This divergence time suggests that D. pseudoobscura extended its range from North America to South America in a period of Pleistocene glaciation, when habitat suitable for the species presumably existed in lowland Central America...
  9. Barrio E, Ayala F. Evolution of the Drosophila obscura species group inferred from the Gpdh and Sod genes. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 1997;7:79-93 pubmed publisher
    ..A second radiation occurred during the colonization of the deciduous forests of the New World by the descendants of a single lineage that soon split into the affinis and pseudoobscura subgroups...
  10. Babcock C, Anderson W. Molecular evolution of the Sex-Ratio inversion complex in Drosophila pseudoobscura: analysis of the Esterase-5 gene region. Mol Biol Evol. 1996;13:297-308 pubmed publisher
    ..pseudoobscura, and from 9 X chromosomes of its two sibling species, Drosophila persimilis and Drosophila miranda...
  11. Wang R, Wakeley J, Hey J. Gene flow and natural selection in the origin of Drosophila pseudoobscura and close relatives. Genetics. 1997;147:1091-106 pubmed
    ..This family of models includes some sympatric and parapatric speciation models, as well as models of secondary contact and subsequent reinforcement of sexual isolation...
  12. Noor M, Kliman R, Machado C. Evolutionary history of microsatellites in the obscura group of Drosophila. Mol Biol Evol. 2001;18:551-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results suggest extreme caution in using microsatellite allele sizes for phylogenetic analyses or to infer divergences between populations...
  13. Williams M, Blouin A, Noor M. Courtship songs of Drosophila pseudoobscura and D. persimilis. II. Genetics of species differences. Heredity (Edinb). 2001;86:68-77 pubmed
    ..pseudoobscura females, while intrapulse frequency is associated with mating success to D. persimilis females. Implications of these findings are discussed...
  14. Noor M, Grams K, Bertucci L, Almendarez Y, Reiland J, Smith K. The genetics of reproductive isolation and the potential for gene exchange between Drosophila pseudoobscura and D. persimilis via backcross hybrid males. Evolution. 2001;55:512-21 pubmed
    ..We suggest that gene flow between these species via hybrid males may be possible at loci spread across much of the autosomes...
  15. Hey J, Nielsen R. Multilocus methods for estimating population sizes, migration rates and divergence time, with applications to the divergence of Drosophila pseudoobscura and D. persimilis. Genetics. 2004;167:747-60 pubmed publisher
    ..Several loci have nonzero estimates of gene flow since the initial separation of the species, with considerable variation in gene flow estimates among loci, in both directions between the species...
  16. Russo C, Takezaki N, Nei M. Molecular phylogeny and divergence times of drosophilid species. Mol Biol Evol. 1995;12:391-404 pubmed publisher
    ..melanogaster groups apparently diverged about 25 Mya. Many of the D. repleta group species studied here have two functional Adh genes (Adh-1 and Adh-2), and these duplicated genes can be explained by two duplication events...
  17. Schaeffer S, Walthour C, Toleno D, Olek A, Miller E. Protein variation in Adh and Adh-related in Drosophila pseudoobscura. Linkage disequilibrium between single nucleotide polymorphisms and protein alleles. Genetics. 2001;159:673-87 pubmed
    ..The implication of this study is that linkage disequilibrium mapping has the highest probability of success with disease-causing alleles at frequencies of 10%...
  18. Machado C, Kliman R, Markert J, Hey J. Inferring the history of speciation from multilocus DNA sequence data: the case of Drosophila pseudoobscura and close relatives. Mol Biol Evol. 2002;19:472-88 pubmed publisher
    ..pseudoobscura and D. persimilis. We show that there is a good correspondence between the genomic regions associated with reproductive isolation and the regions that show little or no evidence of gene flow...
  19. Oppentocht J, van Delden W, van de Zande L. Isolation and characterization of the genomic region from Drosophila kuntzei containing the Adh and Adhr genes. Mol Biol Evol. 2002;19:1026-40 pubmed publisher
    ..Overall nucleotide diversity (pi) was 0.0139, which is two times higher than that in D. melanogaster...
  20. Mani Telang P, Arnosti D. Developmental expression and phylogenetic conservation of alternatively spliced forms of the C-terminal binding protein corepressor. Dev Genes Evol. 2007;217:127-35 pubmed publisher
  21. Mu oz Descalzo S, Belacortu Y, Paricio N. Identification and analysis of cabut orthologs in invertebrates and vertebrates. Dev Genes Evol. 2007;217:289-98 pubmed publisher
    ..Because we were not able to identify cbt orthologous genes neither in yeast nor in plants, our results suggest that this gene has been probably conserved throughout metazoans and that it may play a fundamental role in animal biology...
  22. Begun D, Whitley P. Molecular population genetics of Xdh and the evolution of base composition in Drosophila. Genetics. 2002;162:1725-35 pubmed
    ..Finally, we found no convincing evidence that levels of silent heterozygosity are associated with rates of protein evolution...
  23. Moriyama E, Hartl D. Codon usage bias and base composition of nuclear genes in Drosophila. Genetics. 1993;134:847-58 pubmed
    ..Our analysis verifies these predictions and also identifies additional selective constraints at the translational level in Drosophila...
  24. Kirby D, Muse S, Stephan W. Maintenance of pre-mRNA secondary structure by epistatic selection. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1995;92:9047-51 pubmed
  25. Takezaki N, Rzhetsky A, Nei M. Phylogenetic test of the molecular clock and linearized trees. Mol Biol Evol. 1995;12:823-33 pubmed publisher
    ..A linearized tree will then be constructed for a given topology for the remaining sequences under the assumption of rate constancy. We have used these methods to analyze hominoid mitochondrial DNA and drosophilid Adh gene sequences...
  26. Hernández M, Fabre C. Triggers of the Postural Display of Courtship in Drosophila persimilis Flies. J Insect Behav. 2017;30:582-594 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings provide valuable information about the social ecology of flies, and how internal and external cues influence sexual behaviours and mate choice...
  27. Jeffs P, Holmes E, Ashburner M. The molecular evolution of the alcohol dehydrogenase and alcohol dehydrogenase-related genes in the Drosophila melanogaster species subgroup. Mol Biol Evol. 1994;11:287-304 pubmed publisher
    ..melanogaster is the sister species to D. simulans, D. sechellia, and D. mauritiana. The evolutionary relationships of the latter three species remain equivocal...
  28. Tarrio R, Rodr guez Trelles F, Ayala F. A new Drosophila spliceosomal intron position is common in plants. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2003;100:6580-3 pubmed publisher
    ..If the observed phylogenetic pattern had resulted from recurrent loss, all observational support previously gathered for the introns-late theory of intron origins based on the phylogenetic distribution of introns would be invalidated...
  29. Tatarenkov A, Zurovcov M, Ayala F. Ddc and amd sequences resolve phylogenetic relationships of Drosophila. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2001;20:321-5 pubmed publisher
  30. Atrian S, S nchez Pulido L, Gonz lez Duarte R, Valencia A. Shaping of Drosophila alcohol dehydrogenase through evolution: relationship with enzyme functionality. J Mol Evol. 1998;47:211-21 pubmed
    ..Our results define three regions whose shaping has been crucial for ADH differentiation and would be compatible with a contribution of ADH to Drosophila speciation...
  31. Tarr o R, Rodr guez Trelles F, Ayala F. New Drosophila introns originate by duplication. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1998;95:1658-62 pubmed