Nucleotide variation at the dopa decarboxylase (Ddc) gene in natural populations of Drosophila melanogaster

@article{Tatarenkov2007NucleotideVA,
  title={Nucleotide variation at the dopa decarboxylase (Ddc) gene in natural populations of Drosophila melanogaster},
  author={Andrey Tatarenkov and Francisco J. Ayala},
  journal={Journal of Genetics},
  year={2007},
  volume={86},
  pages={125-137}
}
We studied nucleotide sequence variation at the gene coding for dopa decarboxylase (Ddc) in seven populations of Drosophila melanogaster. Strength and pattern of linkage disequilibrium are somewhat distinct in the extensively sampled Spanish and Raleigh populations. In the Spanish population, a few sites are in strong positive association, whereas a large number of sites in the Raleigh population are associated nonrandomly but the association is not strong. Linkage disequilibrium analysis shows… CONTINUE READING