Adaptive significance of amylase polymorphism in Drosophila XIII. Old World obscura species subgroup divergence according to biochemical properties of alpha-amylase.

Abstract

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 other species in the group. The data obtained show that D. subobscura is distinct from the other three species regarding all biochemical amylase properties. Such a divergence also correlates with the niche breadth and relative abundance of these species in the same habitat.

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@article{StamenkoviRadak2003AdaptiveSO, title={Adaptive significance of amylase polymorphism in Drosophila XIII. Old World obscura species subgroup divergence according to biochemical properties of alpha-amylase.}, author={Marina Stamenkovi{\'c}-Radak and Miriana Milanovi{\'c} and Tatjana D Savi{\'c} and Marko S. Andjelkovic}, journal={Genes & genetic systems}, year={2003}, volume={78 1}, pages={23-8} }