UCL Discovery
UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

Mapping selection within Drosophila melanogaster embryo's anatomy

Salvador-Martínez, I; Coronado-Zamora, M; Castellano, D; Barbadilla, A; Salazar-Ciudad, I; (2018) Mapping selection within Drosophila melanogaster embryo's anatomy. Molecular Biology and Evolution , 35 (1) pp. 66-79. 10.1093/molbev/msx266. Green open access

[thumbnail of MBE_manuscript.pdf]
Preview
Text
MBE_manuscript.pdf - Accepted Version

Download (2MB) | Preview

Abstract

We present a survey of selection across Drosophila melanogaster embryonic anatomy. Our approach integrates genomic variation, spatial gene expression patterns and development, with the aim of mapping adaptation over the entire embryo's anatomy. Our adaptation map is based on analyzing spatial gene expression information for 5,969 genes (from text-based annotations of in situ hybridization data directly from the BDGP database, Tomancak et al. 2007) and the polymorphism and divergence in these genes (from the project DGRP, Mackay et al. 2012).The proportion of non-synonymous substitutions that are adaptive, neutral or slightly deleterious are estimated for the set of genes expressed in each embryonic anatomical structure using the DFE-alpha method (Eyre-Walker and Keightley 2009),. This method is a robust derivative of the McDonald and Kreitman test (McDonald and Kreitman 1991). We also explore whether different anatomical structures differ in the phylogenetic age, codon usage or expression bias of the genes they express and whether genes expressed in many anatomical structures show more adaptive substitutions than other genes.We found that: (i) most of the digestive system and ectoderm-derived structures are under selective constraint, (ii) the germ line and some specific mesoderm-derived structures show high rates of adaptive substitution and (iii) the genes that are expressed in a small number of anatomical structures show higher expression bias, lower phylogenetic ages and less constraint.

Type: Article
Title: Mapping selection within Drosophila melanogaster embryo's anatomy
Location: United States
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msx266
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msx266
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Adaptation, DFE-alpha, Drosophila, codon usage, embryo anatomy, evo-devo, expression bias, gene expression, natural selection, phylogenetic age, selective constraint
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Div of Biosciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Div of Biosciences > Genetics, Evolution and Environment
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10041239
Downloads since deposit
0Downloads
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item