Your decades of inversion polymorphism in Drosophila pseudoobscura

Wyatt W. Anderson, Jonathan Arnold, David G. Baldwin, Andrew T. Beckenbach, Celeste J. Brown, Stephen H. Bryant, Jerry A. Coyne, Lawrence G. Harshman, William B. Heed, Duane E. Jeffery, Louis B. Klaczko, Betty C. Moore, Jean M. Porter, Jeffrey R. Powell, Timothy Prout, Stephen W. Schaeffer, J. Claiborne Stephens, Charles E. Taylor, Monte E. Turner, Gabriel O. WilliamsJohn A. Moore

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We report data that continue the studies of Debzhansky and others on the frequencies of third-chromosome inversions in natural populations of Drosophila pseudoobscura in North America. The common gene arrangements continue to be present in frequencies similar to those described four decades ago, and the broad geographic patterns also remain unchanged. There is only one pronounced trend over time: the increase in frequency of the Tree Line inversion in Pacific coast populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10367-10371
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Issue number22
StatePublished - 1991


  • Chromosome inversions
  • Evolution
  • Genetic change

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