Balancing Selection: Walking a Tightrope

Andrew D. Gloss, Noah K. Whiteman

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Combining modern transgenic techniques with fitness measurements and enzyme activity assays, a new study demonstrates a habitat-dependent tradeoff between two alleles of a key detoxification enzyme in fruit flies. The elegant findings provide concrete, elusive evidence supporting a foundational and controversial theory about the maintenance of genetic variation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R73-R76
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 25 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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