Distinct electrophoretic polymorphism pattern at alcohol dehydrogenase (Adh) locus of Drosophild melanogaster natural populations from turkey

Ozsoy E. D.

RUSSIAN JOURNAL OF GENETICS, vol.43, no.2, pp.132-135, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1134/s1022795407020068
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.132-135
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Small number of Drosophila melanogaster populations from two distinct geographical regions of Turkey, Central Anatolia and Black Sea, were studied. Populations sampled were electrophoresed for a single locus, alcohol dehydrogenase (Adh) to assess population differentiation. Both the magnitude of genetic differentiation levels and the population structure based on hierarchical F-statistics allow populations to be grouped on two genetically divergent area, Central Anatolian and Black Sea. One ecological correlate, average yearly maximum rainfall, R-year seems to track this Adh genetic variation pattern. The study also shows that a typical pattern of geographical Adh polymorphism, can emerge with a handfull of populations sampled across a relatively small distance.