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Rekha, Selvam and Kasbekar, D.P. (2020) A transmission ratio distortion and the ‘max-4’ ascus phenotype: Do both reflect the same Bateson-Dobzhansky-Muller Incompatibility emerging during trans-species introgression of translocations in Neurospora? Journal of Biosciences, 45 (1). p. 24. ISSN 0250-5991

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The T(EB4)Nta, T(IBj5)Nta, and T(B362i)NtA strains were constructed by introgressing the insertional translocations EB4, IBj5, and B362i from Neurospora crassa into the related species N. tetrasperma. The progeny from crosses of T(IBj5)Nta and T(B362i)NtA with opposite mating-type derivatives of the standard N. tetrasperma strain 85 exhibited a unique and unprecedented transmission ratio distortion (TRD) that disfavored homokaryons produced following alternate segregation relative to those produced following adjacent-1 segregation. The TRD was not evident among the [mat A + mat a] dikaryons produced following either segregation. Further, crosses of the T(IBj5)Nta and T(B362i)NtA strains with the Eight spore (E) mutant showed an unusual ascus phenotype called 'max-4'. We propose that the TRD and the max-4 phenotype are manifestations of the same Bateson-Dobzhansky-Muller incompatibility (BDMI). Since the TRD selects against 2/3 of the homokaryotic progeny from each introgression cross, the BDMI would have enriched for the dikaryotic progeny in the viable ascospores, and thus, paradoxically, facilitated the introgressions.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Genetics
Depositing User: Dr P Divakar
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2020 19:05
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2020 19:05
URI: http://cdfd.sciencecentral.in/id/eprint/943

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