Evolution of the tan Locus Contributed to Pigment Loss in Drosophila santomea: A Response to Matute et al.

Abstract

We have shown previously that the loss of abdominal pigmentation in D. santomea relative to its sister species D. yakuba resulted, in part, from cis-regulatory mutations at the tan locus. Matute et al. claim, based solely upon extrapolation from genetic crosses of D. santomea and D. melanogaster, a much more divergent species, that at least four X… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2009.11.004

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