More on recombination and selection in the modifier theory of sex-ratio distortion.

Autor(es): Feldman M W; Otto S P

Resumo: G. Maffi and S.D. Jayakar suggested a model for the two-locus control of sex determination in the mosquito Aedes aegypti (1981, Theor. Pop. Biol. 19, 19-36). This model was extended to multiple alleles and analyzed in mathematical detail by S. Lessard (1987, Theor. Pop. Biol. 31, 339-358). The model supposes that males are Mm" and females "mm" but the transmission from males is controlled by a second gene with alleles Ai. We show that in addition to the equilibrium in which mAi in females, MAi from males and mAi from males all have the same frequencies, a second class of polymorphic equilibria exists and can be stable. The former class was shown by Lessard to be stable for intermediate and/or loose linkage. The new class of equilibria may be stable for tight linkage under the conditions that preclude stability of the former. We also develop the theory of linkage modification from the neighborhood of the new equilibrium. Successful modifiers of recombination may either reduce or increase the recombination fraction with the outcome depending on the linkage of the modifier to the major genes.

Imprenta: Theoretical Population Biology, v. 35, n. 2, p. 207-225, 1989

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1016/0040-5809(89)90018-X

Descritores: Aedes aegypti - Genome ; Aedes aegypti - Transmission ; Aedes aegypti - Public health

Data de publicação: 1989