Genetic maps of the sheep blowfly Lucilia cuprina: linkage-group correlations with other dipteran genera

Genome. 1993 Jun;36(3):495-506. doi: 10.1139/g93-068.


Linkage data and revised genetic maps for 72 autosomal loci in Lucilia cuprina are presented. Comparison of the linkage relationships of biochemically and morphologically similar mutations in Ceratitis capitata, Drosophila melanogaster, and Musca domestica supports the hypothesis that the major linkage elements have survived relatively intact during evolution of the higher Diptera. The relationship of the linkage groups of the mosquito Aedes aegypti to these species is less clear.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Aedes / genetics
  • Animals
  • Biological Evolution
  • Chromosome Mapping*
  • Crosses, Genetic
  • Diptera / genetics*
  • Drosophila melanogaster / genetics
  • Female
  • Genetic Linkage*
  • Houseflies / genetics
  • Male
  • Mutation
  • Species Specificity