Cláudia Rohde

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Comparative analysis of multiple genomes in a phylogenetic framework dramatically improves the precision and sensitivity of evolutionary inference, producing more robust results than single-genome analyses can provide. The genomes of 12 Drosophila species, ten of which are presented here for the first time (sechellia, simulans, yakuba, erecta, ananassae,(More)
The sequencing of the 12 genomes of members of the genus Drosophila was taken as an opportunity to reevaluate the genetic and physical maps for 11 of the species, in part to aid in the mapping of assembled scaffolds. Here, we present an overview of the importance of cytogenetic maps to Drosophila biology and to the concepts of chromosomal evolution.(More)
The presence and integrity of the P transposon and the gypsy retrotransposon in the genome of 18 samples of natural Drosophila willistoni populations collected from a large area of South America were Southern blot screened using Drosophila melanogaster probes. The aim of this screening was provide further knowledge-base on the geographical distribution of(More)
Zaprionus indianus is a recent invader in Brazil and was probably introduced from the West Afrotropical zone. So far, studies regarding its chromosomal polymorphism were limited to India. We found that Brazilian populations were very different from Indian ones. Five new inversions have been discovered. In(II)A, already described in India, where it is quite(More)
New photomap of Anopheles (Nyssorhynchus) darlingi Root, 1926, is described for a population from Guajará-Mirim, State of Rondonia, Brazil. The number of sections in the previous A. darlingi reference map was maintained and new subsections were added to the five chromosome arms. Breakage points of paracentric inversions had been previously incorporated into(More)
Chromosomal polymorphism in natural populations of Drosophila willistoni from Uruguay and southern Brazil was investigated in order to understand the genetic characteristics and evolutionary potential of these almost geographically marginal populations. The level of chromosomal polymorphism in samples from Uruguay was higher than in those from the(More)
The phylogenetic relationships among nine entities of Drosophila belonging to the D. willistoni subgroup were investigated by establishing the homologous chromosomal segments of IIR chromosome, Muller’s element B (equivalent to chromosome 2L of D. melanogaster). The sibling species of the D. willistoni group investigated include D. willistoni, D. tropicalis(More)
Due to the physiological importance of its product, the Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase enzyme, the gene coding for this enzyme was mapped in five species of the Drosophila willistoni subgroup and in D. nebulosa by in situ hybridization using D. melanogaster as a control. The results indicate that this locus is located on the XR chromosomal arm of the five(More)
The Adh locus was mapped by in situ hybridization with the heterologous biotinylated probe SAC-PAT to the salivary chromosomes of seven species of the willistoni group of Drosophila. Hybridization signals were obtained mainly at a single site to the right arm of chromosome II in six species, but in Drosophila nebulosa two sites hybridized with the same(More)
Temperature-dependent gonadal dysgenesis was shown to occur in the progeny of both interand intrastrain crosses involving two populations of Drosophila willistoni, one of which was an old laboratory stock, and the other, freshly collected from a natural population. We propose that the phenomenon observed was caused by the mobilization of transposable(More)