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