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Evolution of genes and genomes on the Drosophila phylogeny
These genome sequences augment the formidable genetic tools that have made Drosophila melanogaster a pre-eminent model for animal genetics, and will further catalyse fundamental research on mechanisms of development, cell biology, genetics, disease, neurobiology, behaviour, physiology and evolution.
Chromosomal inversions and the reproductive isolation of species
- M. Noor, Katherine L. Grams, Lisa A. Bertucci, J. Reiland
- BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
- 2 October 2001
It is suggested that inversions create linkage groups that cause sterility to persist between hybridizing taxa, and natural selection will have a greater opportunity to decrease the frequency of interspecies matings.
The role of reinforcement in speciation: Theory and data
It is concluded that reinforcement has probably not been looked for where it is most likely to occur, and many further areas of study are pinpointed that may ultimately provide a strong assessment of the importance of reinforcement in speciation.
Comparative genome sequencing of Drosophila pseudoobscura: chromosomal, gene, and cis-element evolution.
A pattern of repeat-mediated chromosomal rearrangement, and high coadaptation of both male genes and cis-regulatory sequences emerges as important themes of genome divergence between these species of Drosophila.
Interpreting the genomic landscape of speciation: a road map for finding barriers to gene flow
It is argued that the availability of promising technical and analytical methods will shed further light on the important roles that gene flow and divergent selection have in shaping the genomic landscape of speciation and proposes a road map for future speciation research.
Reinforcement and other consequences of sympatry.
- M. Noor
- Biology, PsychologyHeredity
Some recent studies of reinforcement are reviewed, alternative explanations for the pattern of greater species discrimination in sympatric taxa are discussed, and some new directions that may help to clarify the evolutionary forces involved are pointed to.
Speciation driven by natural selection in Drosophila
- M. Noor
- 22 June 1995
The results suggest that females of D. pseudoobscura evolved increased sexual isolation from their sibling species, D. persimilis, by natural selection against maladaptive hybridization.
Fine-scale mapping of recombination rate in Drosophila refines its correlation to diversity and divergence
- R. Kulathinal, S. M. Bennett, Courtney L. Fitzpatrick, M. Noor
- BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 22 July 2008
It is proposed that it is not cross-overs per se that are mutagenic, but rather repair of DNA double-strand break precursors via crossing over and gene conversion, which is far stronger predictors of both diversity and interspecies difference than broad-scale estimates.
The Genomics of Speciation in Drosophila: Diversity, Divergence, and Introgression Estimated Using Low-Coverage Genome Sequencing
It is concluded that chromosomal rearrangements have been vital to the ongoing persistence of these species despite recent hybridization and serves as a proof-of-principle on how whole genome sequencing can be applied to formulate and test hypotheses about species formation in lesser-known non-model systems.
Polytene Chromosomal Maps of 11 Drosophila Species: The Order of Genomic Scaffolds Inferred From Genetic and Physical Maps
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…