Rapid spread of an inherited incompatibility factor in California Drosophila

  title={Rapid spread of an inherited incompatibility factor in California Drosophila},
  author={Michael Turelli and A. A. J. Hoffmann},
IN Drosophila simulans in California, an inherited cytoplasmic incompatibility factor reduces egg hatch when infected males mate with uninfected females1–7. The infection is spreading at a rate of more than 100km per year; populations in which the infection was rare have become almost completely infected within three years. Analyses of the spread using estimates of selection in the field suggest dispersal distances far higher than those found by direct observation of flies. Hence, occasional… CONTINUE READING
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