P element transposon-induced quantitative genetic variation for inebriation time in Drosophila melanogaster

R. Frankham*, A. Torkamanzehi, C. Moran

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Abstract

Bi-directional selection was carried out in coisogenic stocks with and without mobilised P element transposons to determine whether P elements induce quantitative genetic variation for inebriation time in Drosophila. There was significant response to 11 generations of selection in both pairs of replicates of bi-directional selection from an isogenic base stock in which P elements had been mobilised. Conversely, there was no significant response to 11 generations of identical selection in the control lines derived from a relatively inbred line lacking P elements. Thus, P elements have induced quantitative genetic variation for inebriation time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-320
Number of pages4
JournalTheoretical and Applied Genetics
Volume81
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1991

Keywords

  • Artificial selection
  • Drosophila melanogaster
  • Ethanol tolerance
  • Quantitative character
  • Transposon mutations

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