Université de Fribourg

Genomic evidence for adaptive inversion clines in Drosophila melanogaster

Kapun, Martin ; Fabian, Daniel K. ; Goudet, Jérôme ; Flatt, Thomas

In: Molecular Biology and Evolution, 2016, vol. 33, no. 5, p. 1317–1336

Clines in chromosomal inversion polymorphisms—presumably driven by climatic gradients—are common but there is surprisingly little evidence for selection acting on them. Here we address this long-standing issue in Drosophila melanogaster by using diagnostic single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers to estimate inversion frequencies from 28 whole-genome Pool-seq samples collected from 10...