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Title: Genetic basis of hybrid male sterility among three closely related species of Drosophila
Authors: Mishra, Paras Kumar
Singh, B N
Keywords: Hybrid male sterility;Genetic analysis;Drosophila
Issue Date: May-2005
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: The genetic basis of hybrid male sterility among three closely related species, Drosophila bipectillala, D. parabipectinata and D. malerkotliana has been investigated by using backcross analysis methods. The role of Y chromosome, major hybrid sterility (MHS) genes (genetic factors) and cytoplasm (non-genetic factor) have been studied in the hybrids of these three species. In the species pair, bipectinata - parabipectinata, Y chromosome introgression of parabipectinata in the genomic background of bipectinata and the reciprocal Y chromosome introgression were unsuccessful as all males in second backcross generation were sterile. Neither MHS genes nor cytoplasm was found important for sterility. This suggests the involvement of X-Y, X-autosomes or polygenic interactions in hybrid male sterility. In bipectinata - malerkotliana and parabipectinata - malerkotliana species pairs, Y chromosome substitution in reciprocal crosses did not affect male fertility. Backcross analyses also show no involvement of MHS genes or cytoplasm in hybrid male sterility in these two species pairs. Therefore, X- autosome interaction or polygenic interact ion is supposed to be involved in hybrid male sterility in these two species pairs. These findings also provide evidence that even in closely related species, genetic interactions underlying hybrid male sterility may vary.
Page(s): 455-461
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/23128
ISSN: 0975-1009 (Online); 0019-5189 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJEB Vol.43(05) [May 2005]

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