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, Volume 90, Issue 1, pp 9–16 | Cite as

Hybrid dysgenesis in natural populations ofDrosophila melanogaster in Japan

III. The P-M system in and around Japan
  • E. T. Matsuura
  • S. Takada
  • H. Kato
  • S. Niizeki
  • S. I. Chigusa
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Abstract

The P-M system of hybrid dysgenesis inDrosophila melanogaster was investigated on the basis of gonadal dysgenesis, using 1,590 strains from 28 natural populations in Japan, and 20 populations from Southeast Asia, the Pacific area and Africa. Strong P strains were found sporadically in several populations in Japan. Few strong M strains were observed. Q strains were present at a high frequency in most populations. Thus, most populations in these areas were regarded as Q populations. The distribution of the P element and the evolution of P, Q and M populations are also discussed.

Key words

Drosophila melanogaster hybrid dysgenesis natural population P element 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. T. Matsuura
    • 1
  • S. Takada
    • 1
  • H. Kato
    • 1
  • S. Niizeki
    • 1
  • S. I. Chigusa
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiologyOchanomizu UniversityBunkyo-ku, TokyoJapan

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