Karen D. Williams

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This study links natural variation in a Drosophila melanogaster overwintering strategy, diapause, to the insulin-regulated phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3-kinase) gene, Dp110. Variation in diapause, a reproductive arrest, was associated with Dp110 by using Dp110 deletions and genomic rescue fragments in transgenic flies. Deletions of Dp110 increased the(More)
Female Drosophila melanogaster exhibit ovarian diapause at low temperatures and short day lengths. We found that D. melanogaster isofemale lines from Windsor (Ontario, Canada) had a significantly higher percentage of females in diapause than did those from Cartersville (Georgia, U.S.A.). To investigate the heredity of this trait, we performed a(More)
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