, Volume 46, Issue 1, pp 101–104 | Cite as

Low allozyme and mtDNA variability in the island endemic speciesDrosophila sechelia (D. melanogaster complex)

  • M. -L. Cariou
  • M. Solignac
  • M. Monnerot
  • J. R. David
Research Articles


Genetic variability ofD. sechellia is investigated at both mitochondrial and nuclear levels. The results reveal the existence of a single main type of mtDNA with very few variants and a very low enzyme polymorphism. This situation is consistent with the small population size of this specialized species.

Key words

Genetic variability mitochondria allozymes Drosophila sechellia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. -L. Cariou
    • 1
  • M. Solignac
    • 1
  • M. Monnerot
    • 2
  • J. R. David
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Biologie et Génétique EvolutivesCNRSGif-sur-Yvette Cedex(France)
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Biologie GénéraleUniversité Paris XIOrsay Cedex(France)

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