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The DAIBAM MITE element is involved in the origin of one fixed and two polymorphic Drosophila virilis phylad inversions.

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Rapid Evolution of Assortative Fertilization between Recently Allopatric Species of Drosophila.

Ahmed-Braimah YH, McAllister BF. Int J Evol Biol. 2012. 2012:285468.

A comparative study of the short term cold resistance response in distantly related Drosophila species: the role of regucalcin and frost.

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Selection on codon usage and base composition in Drosophila americana.


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Local adaptation for body color in Drosophila americana: commentary on Wittkopp et al.

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Wittkopp PJ, Smith-Winberry G, Arnold LL, Thompson EM, Cooley AM, Yuan DC, Song Q, McAllister BF. Heredity. 2011. 106(4):592-602.

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The genetics of postmating, prezygotic reproductive isolation between Drosophila virilis and D. americana.

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Patterns of natural selection at the Alcohol dehydrogenase gene of Drosophila americana.

Sheeley SL, McAllister BF. Fly (Austin). 2008. 2(5):243-6.

An old bilbo-like non-LTR retroelement insertion provides insight into the relationship of species of the virilis group.

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Clinal distribution of a chromosomal rearrangement: a precursor to chromosomal speciation?

McAllister BF, Sheeley SL, Mena PA, Evans AL, Schlötterer C. Evolution. 2008. 62(8):1852-65.

Inferring the evolutionary history of Drosophila americana and Drosophila novamexicana using a multilocus approach and the influence of chromosomal rearrangements in single gene analyses.

Morales-Hojas R, Vieira CP, Vieira J. Mol Ecol. 2008. 17(12):2910-26.


Positive selection near an inversion breakpoint on the neo-X chromosome of Drosophila americana.

Evans AL, Mena PA, McAllister BF. Genetics. 2007. 177(3):1303-19.

Patterns of molecular variation and evolution in Drosophila americana and its relatives.

Maside X, Charlesworth B. Genetics. 2007. 176(4):2293-305.

Increased nucleotide diversity with transient Y linkage in Drosophila americana.

McAllister BF, Evans AL. PLoS One. 2006. 27;1:e112.

Patterns of microsatellite variation through a transition zone of a chromosomal cline in Drosophila americana.

Schäfer MA, Orsini L, McAllister BF, Schlötterer C. Heredity. 2006. 97(4):291-5.

On the location of the gene(s) harbouring the advantageous variant that maintains the X/4 fusion of Drosophila americana.

Vieira CP, Almeida A, Dias JD, Vieira J. Genet Res. 2006. 87(3):163-74.

Molecular characterization and evolution of the repeating units of histone genes in Drosophila americana: coexistence of quartet and quintet units in a genome.

Nagoda N, Fukuda A, Nakashima Y, Matsuo Y. Insect Mol Biol. 2005. 14(6):713-7.

A genealogical view of chromosomal evolution and species delimitation in the Drosophila virilis species subgroup.

Caletka BC, McAllister BF. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2004. 33(3):664-70.

Dynamics and function of intron sequences of the wingless gene during the evolution of the Drosophila genus.

Costas J, Pereira PS, Vieira CP, Pinho S, Vieira J, Casares F. Evol Dev. 2004. 6(5):325-35.

A multilocus microsatellite phylogeny of the Drosophila virilis group.

Orsini L, Huttunen S, Schlötterer C. Heredity. 2004. 93(2):161-5.

Selection on codon usage in Drosophila americana.

Maside X, Lee AW, Charlesworth B. Curr Biol. 2004. 14(2):150-4.

Sequence differentiation associated with an inversion on the neo-X chromosome of Drosophila americana.

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Evolution of the GC content of the histone 3 gene in seven Drosophila species.

Matsuo Y. Genes Genet Syst. 2003. 78(4):309-18.

Inferences on the evolutionary history of the Drosophila americana polymorphic X/4 fusion from patterns of polymorphism at the X-linked paralytic and elav genes.

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Drosophila pigmentation evolution: divergent genotypes underlying convergent phenotypes.

Wittkopp PJ, Williams BL, Selegue JE, Carroll SB. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2003. 100(4):1808-13.

In situ hybridisation analysis of the X-linked genes in the species of the virilis group of Drosophila.

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Chromosomal and allelic variation in Drosophila americana: selective maintenance of a chromosomal cline.

McAllister BF. Genome. 2002. 45(1):13-21.

Evidence for selection at the fused1 locus of Drosophila americana.

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Microsatellite analysis indicates genetic differentiation of the neo-sex chromosomes in Drosophila americana americana.

Schlötterer C. Heredity. 2000. 85(Pt 6):610-6.

Neutral evolution of the sex-determining gene transformer in Drosophila.

McAllister BF, McVean GA.Genetics. 2000. 154(4):1711-20.

Reduced sequence variability on the Neo-Y chromosome of Drosophila americana americana.

McAllister BF, Charlesworth B. Genetics. 1999. 153(1):221-33.

Adaptation to a starch environment and regulation of alpha-amylase in Drosophila.

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DNA sequence variation at the period locus reveals the history of species and speciation events in the Drosophila virilis group.

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Regulatory differences in developmental expression of alcohol dehydrogenase are related to interspecies differences in ethanol tolerance of Drosophila.

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Genetic basis of reduced eyes in the hybrids of Drosophila virilis phylad species.

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