Balancing Selection

Walking a Tightrope

Andrew D. Gloss, Noah K Whiteman

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Abstract

Combining modern transgenic techniques with fitness measurements and enzyme activity assays, a new study demonstrates a habitat-dependent tradeoff between two alleles of a key detoxification enzyme in fruit flies. The elegant findings provide concrete, elusive evidence supporting a foundational and controversial theory about the maintenance of genetic variation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R73-R76
JournalCurrent Biology
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 25 2016

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Detoxification
Enzyme Assays
Enzyme activity
fruit flies
Fruits
Diptera
walking
Ecosystem
Assays
Fruit
Alleles
Maintenance
genetically modified organisms
Concretes
enzyme activity
alleles
genetic variation
assays
Enzymes
enzymes

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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Balancing Selection : Walking a Tightrope. / Gloss, Andrew D.; Whiteman, Noah K.

In: Current Biology, Vol. 26, No. 2, 25.01.2016, p. R73-R76.

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Gloss, Andrew D. ; Whiteman, Noah K. / Balancing Selection : Walking a Tightrope. In: Current Biology. 2016 ; Vol. 26, No. 2. pp. R73-R76.
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