Journal article

Genomic evidence for role of inversion 3RP of Drosophila melanogaster in facilitating climate change adaptation

Rahul V Rane, Lea Rako, Martin Kapun, Siu F Lee, Ary A Hoffmann

Molecular Ecology | WILEY | Published : 2015


Chromosomal inversion polymorphisms are common in animals and plants, and recent models suggest that alternative arrangements spread by capturing different combinations of alleles acting additively or epistatically to favour local adaptation. It is also thought that inversions typically maintain favoured combinations for a long time by suppressing recombination between alternative chromosomal arrangements. Here, we consider patterns of linkage disequilibrium and genetic divergence in an old inversion polymorphism in Drosophila melanogaster (In(3R)Payne) known to be associated with climate change adaptation and a recent invasion event into Australia. We extracted, karyotyped and sequenced who..

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Funding Acknowledgements

We thank Gordana Rasic for help with the library construction and barcoding strategy and Robert Good and Heng Lin Yeap for technical assistance with computing. We also thank Dr. Alexandre Fournier-Level for gifting us with a 2014 Drosophila melanogaster collection from Australia. This work was supported by Discovery and Fellowship grants from the Australian Research Council to AAH, the University of Melbourne Early Career Researcher grant to SFL and the Science Industry Endowment Fund. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish or preparation of the manuscript.