Association of single-nucleotide polymorphisms at the Delta locus with genotype by environment interaction for sensory bristle number in drosophila Melanogaster.

@article{GeigerThornsberry2002AssociationOS,
  title={Association of single-nucleotide polymorphisms at the Delta locus with genotype by environment interaction for sensory bristle number in drosophila Melanogaster.},
  author={Gretchen L Geiger-Thornsberry and Trudy F C Mackay},
  journal={Genetical research},
  year={2002},
  volume={79 3},
  pages={211-8}
}
The nature of forces maintaining variation for quantitative traits can only be assessed at the level of individual genes affecting variation in the traits. Identification of single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with variation in Drosophila sensory bristle number at the Delta (Dl) locus provides us with the opportunity to test a model for the maintenance of variation in bristle number by genotype by environment interaction (GEI). Under this model, genetic variation is maintained at… CONTINUE READING