Genetics of an esterase in Aedes aegypti.

Autor(es): Trebatoski A M; Craig G B

Resumo: Zymograms of single individuals of Aedes aegypti were obtained by means of starch gel electrophoresis, using alpha-naphthyl acetate as substrate. Inbred lines gave consistently homogeneous patterns; earlier results from random-breeding laboratory strains had shown considerable variability. Six distinct bands were observed. The furthest moving band, designated Esterase 6, showed differential migration in two inbred lines. Reciprocal crosses between these lines gave F1 progeny showing both bands. Backcrosses of F1 to either parental line gave a 1:1 segregation. These results are consistent with the hypothesis that the two forms of Esterase 6 are controlled by a single pair of codominant alleles at a single gene locus (Est 6a and Est 6b). Linkage tests with marker genes have demonstrated that Est 6 is on linkage group 2, with the following alignment: spot-abdomen (9.0?1.0) yellow-larva (17.4?1.3) Est 6. Crosses with another inbred line demonstrated a third band with intermediate mobility, designated Est 6c. An additional electrophoretic variant which seems to have a simple Mendelian basis was found in esterase band 1

Palavras-Chave: Linkage group; Inbred line; Reciprocal cross; Homogeneous pattern; Aedes Aegypti

Imprenta: Biochemical genetics, v. 3, n. 4, p. 383-392, 1969

Descritores: Aedes aegypti - Biochemistry

Data de publicação: 1969