Miriana Milanović

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Laboratory populations of D. busckii flies were kept for one generation on media containing different carbohydrate sources (maltose and rice, potato or maize starch). The flies maintained on standard potato medium served as a control. Progeny were analyzed for α-amylase activity and Amy-electromorph frequencies. Spectrophotometrically assayed amylase(More)
1. Properties of amylase from two D. subobscura strains homozygous for two different amylase variants (AmyS and AmyF) were determined. 2. Amylase of both strain adults showed a pH optimum of 7.8. 3. The AmyF enzyme showed a higher thermostability. 4. They differed in both maximum activity and Michaelis constant (Vmax of 6.25 and 3.45, Km of 0.7% and 0.42%(More)
Laboratory populations of D. busckii flies were kept for one generation on media containing different carbohydrate sources (maltose and rice, potato or maize starch). The flies maintained on standard potato medium served as a control. Progeny were analyzed for alpha-amylase activity and Amy-electromorph frequencies. Spectrophotometrically assayed amylase(More)
Experiments were designed to estimate the variation of alpha-amylase activity in Drosophila subobscura individuals homozygous for AmyS and AmyF alleles at the Amy locus. The measurements of enzyme activities in six groups of male progenies determined in each individual have shown that degree of variation differs between S and F strains. Variability of(More)
Biochemical properties of enzyme alpha-amylase were surveyed in Drosophila obscura Old world group of species (D. subobscura, D. ambigua, D. obscura and D. tristis) sampled in the same habitat, with the aim to reveal some ecological and evolutionary aspects of amylase polymorphism, which has been studied extensively in D. subobscura, but not compared with(More)
Allelic variation at the Amy locus was studied in eight natural populations from the central and northern range of D. subobscura, and the geographical pattern of Amy polymorphism over the range of this species was described. Even though regional and local differences in gene frequencies were found, in general the same alleles occur at high, intermediate and(More)
The length of preadult development is negatively correlated with the activity of a majority of studied enzymes, in adult D. melanogaster and D. subobscura flies. This has been shown when activities of seven enzymes (G6PD, 6PGD, αGPD, ADH, HK, ME & IDH) were estimated per mg of protein, or of body mass, in four groups of 6-days old males (50 individuals(More)
Eight natural populations of D subobscura (Collin) were studied for genetically controlled variation in tissue-specific expression of a-amylase enzyme. Polymorphism for amylase tissue variation in the midgut was found to be present in natural populations. This type of phenotypic variability showed intra-and interpopulation variability. The geographic(More)
The Amy locus polymorphism of Drosophila subobscura is used as a model system for an experimental population genetic study of adaptive significance of α-amylase activity on substrates of different carbohydrate compositions. So far, fitness components have not commonly been included in ecological-genetic studies of α-amylase polymorphism in this species. In(More)
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