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Mitochondrial DNA variants in Drosophila melanogaster are expressed at the level of the organismal phenotype

Aw, W. C. and Correa, C. C. and Clancy, D. J. and Ballard, J. W. O. (2011) Mitochondrial DNA variants in Drosophila melanogaster are expressed at the level of the organismal phenotype. Mitochondrion, 11 (5). pp. 756-763. ISSN 1567-7249

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Abstract

A plethora of experimental studies use mtDNA as a marker of demographic processes without questioning the possibility that selection may bias their interpretations. We studied four lines of Drosophila melanogaster that have a standardized nuclear DNA but variable mtDNA. We completed the sequencing of the mitochondrial genomes (excluding the A + T rich region) and compiled the differences. We then assayed male influence on oviposition, starvation resistance, lipid proportion and physical activity. We discuss these results in terms of the known differences between the lines and conclude that naturally occurring mtDNA variants in D. melanogaster are expressed at the level of the organismal phenotype. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. and Mitochondria Research Society. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Mitochondrion
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fecundity ; Starvation resistance ; Lipid proportion ; Physical activity ; CYTOCHROME-C-OXIDASE ; TRANSFER-RNA GENES ; LOW SPERM MOTILITY ; STARVATION RESISTANCE ; COLD RESISTANCE ; HUMAN MTDNA ; LIFE-SPAN ; TIGRIOPUS-CALIFORNICUS ; COMPARATIVE GENOMICS ; SECONDARY STRUCTURE
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Biomedical & Life Sciences
ID Code: 53091
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 09 Mar 2012 02:49
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2013 16:02
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/53091

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