Physiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Est-6 Locus in Drosophila melanogaster

  • Rollin C. Richmond
  • Karen M. Nielsen
  • James P. Brady
  • Elizabeth M. Snella
Part of the Monographs in Evolutionary Biology book series (MEBI)


An understanding of the effect of natural selection on a particular locus often depends upon a detailed knowledge of the function of the locus. Indeed, a mechanistic understanding of the biochemical and physiological role(s) of a gene product can reveal complexities which are vital to a full comprehension of the myriad effects of selection. This view is well expressed in the following quotation from Watt (1985, p. 124) which has its origins in a research strategy advocated by Clarke (1975) and Koehn (1978).


Null Allele Male Reproductive System Male Reproductive Tract Serine Hydrolase Bovine Casein 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rollin C. Richmond
    • 1
  • Karen M. Nielsen
    • 1
  • James P. Brady
    • 1
  • Elizabeth M. Snella
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biology and Institute for Molecular and Cellular BiologyIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA

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