The standard genetic distances were calculated with 3 allozyme loci in 2 local populations of Drosophila melanogaster from Turkey. One of the distances, i.e. obtained with alcohol dehydrogenase (Adh), was completely different from the distances with the other 2 allozyme loci, glycerophosphate dehydrogenase (\alphaGpdh) and cytosolic malate dehydrogenase (Mdh1), leading to a statistically significant inflation in the cumulated distance value obtained over the 3 loci. It is shown that this final significant value was caused by the significant difference in allelic frequencies at the Adh loci across local populations. Implications of the different genetic distances in 2 local populations are discussed, especially with respect to putative selection pressures more stressed on the Adh than on the other 2 allozyme loci.
Allozymes, Drosophila melanogaster, genetic distance, alcohol dehydrogenase
ÖZSOY, ERGİ DENİZ (2004) "Implications of Locus Specific Microevolution Inferred By Genetic Distances Between Two Local Populations of Drosophila melanogaster From Turkey," Turkish Journal of Zoology: Vol. 28: No. 3, Article 11. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/zoology/vol28/iss3/11