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The effect of hybrid dysgenesis on life span of Drosophila

  • Tülay Konaç
  • A. Nihat Bozcuk
  • Aykut Kence


The effect of P-M hybrid dysgenesis on life span was investigated by using three strains of D. melanogaster (Canton-S, Harwich-w and Malatya w.t.). F1 hybrids of dysgenic crosses developed on 29°C and lived as adults on 25°C produced unexpected white eye color in both sexes. In one type of cross, which has strong P element activity, it was found that hybrid dysgenesis affects longevity distinctly and shortens it, especially in the F1 produced at higher developmental temperature.


Life Span Element Activity Hybrid Dysgenesis Developmental Temperature Dysgenic Cross 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tülay Konaç
    • 1
  • A. Nihat Bozcuk
    • 2
  • Aykut Kence
    • 3
  1. 1.Turkish Atomic Energy Authority SarayAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Biology, Beytepe CampusHacettepe UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  3. 3.Department of BiologyMiddle East Technical UniversityAnkara

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