Genetic Differentiation Among Island Populations and Species of Cactophilic Drosophila in the West Indies

  • W. B. Heed
  • A. Sánchez
  • R. Armengol
  • A. Fontdevila
Part of the Monographs in Evolutionary Biology book series (MEBI)


In 1954, Marvin Wasserman, in his initial cytological analysis of the repleta species group of Drosophila, discovered there were six “mulleri-like” species united and set apart from the others by one fixed inversion common to all six forms and five other inversions shared among the species in various combinations, even though in the homozygous condition. Also of special interest, which was not considered an issue at the time, was the fact that three of the species, when hybridized, showed no inversions in the salivary chromosomes; D. mulleri, D. aldrichi and D. wheeleri were homosequential in banding pattern (Wasserman, 1954).


Genetic Distance Genetic Differentiation Island Population Genetic Identity Cophenetic Correlation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. B. Heed
    • 1
  • A. Sánchez
    • 2
  • R. Armengol
    • 2
  • A. Fontdevila
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Ecology and Evolutionary BiologyUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  2. 2.Departament di Genética i de MicrobiologiaUniversitat Antónoma de BarcelonaBellaterra-BarcelonaSpain

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