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An experiment on recombination load in Drosophila melanogaster

  • Brian Charlesworth (a1) and Deborah Charlesworth (a1)

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This paper describes the results of an experiment to measure the effect on mean population fitness of recombination in the second chromosome of Drosophila melanogaster. There was a small and non-significant effect of recombination in lowering egg-to-adult viability of heterozygotes for wild-type chromosomes. A large (7%) and significant effect of recombinant chromosomes on the fecundity of Cy female carriers was detected.

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An experiment on recombination load in Drosophila melanogaster

  • Brian Charlesworth (a1) and Deborah Charlesworth (a1)

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