Zaprionus indianus

Genetic variability among natural populations of Zaprionus indianus (Drosophilidae) in the States of São Paulo and Minas Gerais, Brazil

D. Braganholi, Bélo, M., Bertoni, B. W., Fachin, A. L., Beleboni, R. O., and Zingaretti, S. M., Genetic variability among natural populations of Zaprionus indianus (Drosophilidae) in the States of São Paulo and Minas Gerais, Brazil, vol. 9, pp. 1504-1512, 2010.

Random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) was used to detect polymorphisms among Zaprionus indianus fly populations collected from six municipalities in the States of São Paulo and Minas Gerais, Brazil. This species is an important, recently introduced fruit fly pest of figs and other fruit. Among 21 primers, 16 produced 73 reproducible polymorphic fragments; primer AM-9 produced the greatest number of polymorphic bands (nine), with 52% genetic variability among populations. Genetic divergence analysis of the Z.

Homology of polytene elements between Drosophila and Zaprionus determined by in situ hybridization in Zaprionus indianus

S. R. C. Campos, Rieger, T. T., and Santos, J. F., Homology of polytene elements between Drosophila and Zaprionus determined by in situ hybridization in Zaprionus indianus, vol. 6, pp. 262-276, 2007.

The drosophilid Zaprionus indianus due to its economical importance as an insect pest in Brazil deserves more investigation into its genetics. Its mitotic karyotype and a line-drawing map of its polytene chromosomes are already available. This paper presents a photomap of Z. indianus polytene chromosomes, which was used as the reference map for identification of sections marked by in situ hybridization with gene probes.

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