Martin L. Tracey

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We describe allelic variation at 28 gene loci in natural populations of D. willistoni. Seventy samples were studied from localities extending from Mexico and Florida, through Central America, the West Indies, and tropical South America, down to South Brazil. At least several hundred, and often several thousand, genomes were sampled for each locus. We have(More)
We have studied genetic variation at 30-32 loci coding for enzymes in natural populations of five species of Drosophila. The average proportion of heterozygous loci per individual is 17.7 +/- 0.4%. The average proportion of polymorphic loci per population is 69.2 +/- 2.6% or 49.8 +/- 2.2%, depending on what criterion of polymorphism is used. The following(More)
We describe allelic variation at 28 loci in six Caribbean populations of four sympatric species of Drosophila. Within any one species the allelic frequencies are very similar from population to population, although there is evidence of local as well as regional genetic differentiation. The genetic distance is greater between populations from different(More)
A total of twenty-six allozyme loci were assayed in six crayfish species. Estimated mean heterozygosity was low (5.5 percent) for all species in comparison with the invertebrate average. The specific values, however, ranged from 2.9 percent to 8.3 percent. These crayfish estimates are consistent with estimates for other decapods where low heterozygosity is(More)
The minisatellite locus D1S80, (location: 1p35– p36), GenBank sequence accession # D28507), is a variable number of tandem repeat (VNTR) locus with a 16 base pair repeat size. The sequence of the predominant core repeat region and variants of the D1S80 locus were determined to ascertain whether sequence variation or size variation is the cause of altered(More)
The minisatellite locus D1S80 (1p35-p36), is a highly polymorphic VNTR that also contains a Hinf I polymorphism in the 5' flanking region. Our data suggest that the Hinf I polymorphism is a G > T transversion 58 bases downstream from the forward primer. This G > T transversion also creates a Tsp509 I restriction site. Additionally, a G > C transversion(More)
Recent studies of genetically controlled enzyme variation lead to an estimation that at least 30 to 60% of the structural genes are polymorphic in natural populations of many vertebrate and invertebrate species. Some authors have argued that a substantial proportion of these polymorphisms cannot be maintained by natural selection because this would result(More)
There is considerable debate about the methodologies used to estimate VNTR (Variable Number of Tandem Repeats) multi-locus genotype frequencies or odds of inclusion in forensic cases. To compare two of the methods in use, allele frequency distributions among six populations were compared and the effect of population heterogeneity on VNTR multi-locus(More)